Rejuvenile by Christopher Noxon  
 
Linda: Baltimore, MD

Favorite childhood game?

Dodgeball

Favorite childhood candy/cereal/treat?

Froot Loops

What of your interests, preferences, obsessions (movies, TV, toys, food, clothing, etc.) might be considered childlike or childish? Why do you love this stuff?

My kids and I watch Cartoon Network all the time and I mostly love Japanese Anime. Collecting Yu-Gi-Oh! cards is fun as well as using my computer game to duel!  Scooby Doo is my favorite non-anime cartoon. We also all have Gameboys and various console games that we play. I love all this stuff because I don’t believe in being what I call a boring adult.  I believe in having fun when I can plus it’s also a great stress reliever!  When I take my kids to the playground, I love to swing on the swingset.  Oh and I stlll love a good plate of mac and cheese, not to mention pizza and subs and the like.  Having fun is a part of life and it keeps me young feeling so I look at my age as just a number…

Did you have these interests as a kid? Were they developed as an adult, were they denied to you as a kid?

Well the video games and computers I didn’t have when I was growing up…They weren’t invented until I was in my late teens.  I’ve always loved swinging on swingsets and sliding!  When I was coming up my favorite cartoon was Scooby Doo.  The only Japanese Anime cartoon that I can remember that was on at the time was Speed Racer and yes I watched it!  They did have a non-cartoon show called Ultra Man and I wish it were still on!  All the food that I like now I liked then as well.

Ever feel any stigma from colleagues/parents/friends about childlike tastes or mindsets?

No, as I am a stay-at-home mom and I homeschool my kids.  My husband is the only one who is not into this stuff and sometimes he has a hard time seeing what I see in it; but he pretty much leaves me in peace. I meet my responsibilities as an adult and then it’s time to play…

Are you a grown-up? If so, when did you become one? If not, when will you become one?

I think I will always remain a kid at heart and I hope my children follow in my path.  They’re already worried about losing fun when they grow up so I told them they don’t have too…