Thanks to Doris who passed on one of those e-mails, I got a huge laugh today. I suppose I could have titled this, “Why Kids Need Parents.” But I think, “Why We Need Kids” is more appropriate. We need kids because no matter how annoyed, concerned, worried, or frustrated we get, they can still make us laugh. They keep us on our toys. They challenge us to take a risk. They remind us that we probably shouldn’t take ourselves so seriously. They are able to bring such joy to our hearts. There are no Christmas pictures in this post, but isn’t kid-joy part of what Christmas is all about. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this post is one of my longest, but it will read quickly. Look and laugh.