Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Freud Sings Songs for Jung Lovers

Okay, that title has nothing to do with this post. I just wanted to grab your attention.

Musings of a Housewife hosts a "What I learned this week" carnival. I know this because my friends Steph and Wendy seem to learn something every week. I ought to, too, but anyway, today's post isn't about ragging on myself, so I am just going to stop this train of thought and jump on another.....
Whew! Made it. I think. Hang on. I have to bring my other leg inside. Okay, I'm in. Let me catch my breath. Enjoy this picture while you wait.

Okay, what I learned this week is that I have stereotyped youth as frivolous. Yeah I know. I love Ryan, Mare, and Beth. But I think of them as the exception, not the rule. This week I realized "What rule?".
Ryan, at Krazy Delicious. is no more frivolous than any of us Smarty Pantsers. As a matter of fact, he has posted some pretty thought provoking and moving stuff.
Beth, at That's Not Me Anymore. is a mom of young children, who is a co worship leader with her husband at a Church they helped plant. She's a fun gal ( not to be confused with fungal, or fungi), but she is not frivolous. She is one together lady.
Mare, at It Might Be Hope. is a young woman who has dedicated near a year to teaching people in Nigeria about Aids prevention. Definitely a serious and mature undertaking.

No, their youth hasn't made them frivolous, but hopeful. Hopeful that they make a difference. And they do. Maybe some of their youth can help me become younger. In hope anyway.

For now, it does inspire me to try to become friends with some of my younger cousins, and not assume they would have no interest in old cousin Helen now that they have lost interest in Little Bunny Foo Foo. No, that video isn't us, but I used to do that with them. Then when they got older, and no longer fans of Bunny Foo Foo, I figured I must've lost appeal to them as well. But why? I mean, Ryan, Beth, and Mare like me. Why wouldn't my cousin's kids?
What do you think? Should I try to friend them on facebook, or would that be too weird?


Beth said...

You included me in the young people category! This is going to be a good day....

Is that you and Bob? Fuh-nee.

Go for it! Befriend those young 'uns! I've got everyone from my Grandpa (coolest Grandpa EVER, by the way...) to high school kids I used to teach in youth group on the good ol' facebook. If they don't like you for some silly reason, I'll sing Little Bunny Foo Foo anytime with you.

Lindsay said...

I would friend them :-)

Gabrielle Eden said...

Helen - you called Satan "Stan" - ha ha!

Weight loss - people have wrong ideas about what works. When I fast I gain weight.

Protein is essential. Protein early in the day will give your body what it needs. More protein, less carbs, but with wisdom.

Also, protein both in the morning and in midday. If you get enough to boost you early, later in the day won't matter so much.

No carbs at all can drain you of energy because carbs give you energy.

Low carbs - really low is best. But I've heard no carbs can be too hard.

Exercise is essential.

I don't know if this helps.

I've lost some weight but gained some back during periods when weather didn't permit me to exercise, since I do outdoor exercise.

katdish said...

That's a tough one. I mean, I would be their friend on Facebook. I think it's a great way to stay in touch. Having said that, for me, when it comes to my family, the old roles seem to resurface. That's not a bad thing, but at 43, I'm still the baby sister or little cousin. I suppose each family dynamic is different, but that's how mine plays out. I guess maybe it's me, because I really like my cousins kids, and I don't see them as they were when they were young, even though I've known them since they were in diapers.

LOVE that picture, by the way! Too cute.

katdish said...

Wow. That previous comment was pretty non-committal, huh?

sherri said...

Befriend 'em. You'll have a blast.

I'm close with my nephews and nieces and they're much younger.

It will keep you young Helen. I say go for it!

Wendy said...

Never trust anyone under 30! Oh, okay. Give 'em a chance. And if they sass you, threaten to beat them with your cane.

♥ Kathy said...

Maybe I'm weird but age matters as much as race, religion or sexual preference to me...NOT AT ALL. People are people and it's what's on the inside that matters to me so I give everyone a chance until they prove me wrong. I'm running behind on my post reading :( Hope you had a nice night Helen ♥

Helen said...

I think I will try to friend them. I will be careful though about leaving some of my commenting gems on their status, though. I think they may need to become aware that I am more than just the medium for Little Bunny Foo Foo gradually....

Musings of a Housewife said...

Too funny. I would friend them! I have friends on Facebook of all ages! :0)

JanMary said...

I have all ages of friends on Facebook. Many of our church are on it, across the generations, and it is a great way to keep up to date with what we are all up to, including our pastor.