Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Ethan- The next Kid on Kid Nation????

We just watched the first show of Kid Nation with the boys and they just LOVED it!!! Both boys were smitten by not only the premise but also the inner workings of the town. FYI- 40 kids are dropped in an old ghost town and have to fend for themselves without any adults-- really cool-- check it out!! Anyway, Ethan, my 9 year old, is totally enthralled with the show and wants to audition. Ethan has never auditioned for anything in his life and the closest thing he has done to "Hollywood" is living about 45 miles from Hollywood. I'm torn about letting him or not. He really wants to and I'm sure he is having a hard time sleeping tonight because of his excitement but I'm not sure what to do. I think it would be good for him to go through the application process knowing the chances of him even getting an interview are slim to none. I just think it would be fun and if by some small chance he gets an interview and actually makes it on the show, then we will deal with it at that time. Ethan is a fun, smart and social kid and this is really up his alley. I spoke with Kevin about it and we both think it OK if he wants to put the time in to the application process (54 LONG questions). So, what do you guys think about our decision to let him apply? Do you think it is crazy?

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  1. Hey...I'm Buffi Young from Alabama...I've been following your blog for a while. We just got back from China 7 weeks ago with our little girl. Anyway, we watched Kid Nation last night with much apprehension because of all the negative reports that we have heard. To our surprise...we loved it!! Our 9 year old daughter was SO into it too! I loved watching the "true, natural" leaders rise up and watching them work through things to make good decisions. I think it would be really cool to let your son go through the audition process. You seem like a well grounded family...and if he by chance gets on the show...then maybe he could be a great example!!! Thanks for your continued posts! I love keeping up with you guys!!!
    Bless you,
    Buffi Young

  2. Kind of like a lord of the flies type thing? Great pic of your son.


  3. GO FOR IT!!!!!!
    I would love to watch him on that show...
    Let him try out..
    Have a Great Day..

  4. I say go for it! Keep us posted!

  5. Your too funny...
    I thought you had already been on my blog..
    Thanks for stopping by...
    Can't wait to watch Kid Nation.. I am putting it on my TIVO right now..
    Take care

  6. I say go for it and send in that pic. Those dimples alone should at least get him an interview! =)