I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him.
I admire my mother. She raised four kids and worked and had no help.
I was not the kid that hung out at the arcade.
Growing up in Huntington Beach, you were either a traditional sports athlete, a skateboarder, or a surfer. I got my first skateboard when I was five and skated off and on over the years, did a little BMX racing as a kid, and then in my freshman or sophomore year I started getting a little bit more i
It's very different to have this kid that I'm truly responsible for.
I'm at the age most people are sending their kids off to college.
I did a commercial when I was, like, 5 or 6 years old for... what was it called?... Cabbage Patch Kids! That was the first thing I ever did. Little bit embarrassing.
I was always the serious kid.
Kids are absolutely starved for positive adult contact.
Mothers tend to be more direct. Fathers talk to other fathers about their kids more metaphorically. It's a different way of communication.
Kids and adults pay a price for too much tech, and it's not wholesale.
Kids are plugged into some sort of electronic medium 44 hours per week.
It's easy to blame the nature-deficit disorder on the kids' or the parents' back, but they also need the help of urban planners, schools, libraries and other community agents to find nature that's accessible.
If war occurs, that positive adult contact in every shape is needed more than ever. It will be a matter of emotional life and death. There's not a handy one-minute way of talking to your kid about war.
I do not trust technology. I mean, I don't think we're in any danger of kids, you know, doing without video games in the future, but I am saying that their lives are largely out of balance.
How can our kids really understand the moral complexities of being alive if they are not allowed to engage in those complexities outdoors?
I want to be a child doctor. A pediatry... how do you call it, pediatrician? Do I like kids? No, not really.
I live in L.A. so I worry my kids aren't that connected to Britain, I suppose I don't want them to become American kids. We try to get back three or four times a year. When they go to school they speak with a British-American accent but when they come home to us they go back to their British accent.
In the late-'80s, there was a big push to make American football big in Scotland. The Super Bowl was on TV, but it didn't really catch on. When I was a kid, though, I became a big Miami Dolphins fan. I don't really know why - I just liked the logo, I guess. I didn't really know what was going on.
I am the god of being messy - I'm trying to get better. I was terrible in my 20s. My kids are much tidier than I am, I don't know where they get it from, maybe their mother.
When your father directed your mother in 'Orpheus Descending,' the kid's going to be a theater nerd.
By using novels, I show ordinary kids confronting and overcoming great odds.
The thing is, I've never been a handsome leading-man type, so let's not kid ourselves.
When I was a kid, the book that I liked the most was 'Aesop's Fables.' There was a version of it that my father read stories to us kids out of. I liked the idea of the short story format.
I want to be inspiring to myself, to my kids, my family, and my friends.
I don't know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids everywhere who are totally bored. I've never been bored a day in my life.
When the ball dropped in 1999, I was holding dough and champagne in my hands and holding my kids.
No matter what happens, I'm going to protect my kid.
I get a lot of kids distracted. Sometimes they got to go cover left field, but they're over here talking to me, getting an autograph.
My brother never got an opportunity to throw a pitch, and I didn't want the same thing to happen to another young kid.