CWJJ Ep 8 - Liam Cross

February 04, 2021 00:13:50
CWJJ Ep 8 - Liam Cross
Coffee With Jim & James
CWJJ Ep 8 - Liam Cross

Feb 04 2021 | 00:13:50

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James Cross Jim Schauer

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Jim & James have a special guest on today's episode.

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Speaker 0 00:00:00 <inaudible> Speaker 1 00:00:11 Hey, everybody wanted to start this episode a little bit differently and kind of, kind of lay out the why behind why we did this one this way. So, Jim and I were talking about how there's an, this generation right now being molded about by the events going on and others, a generation kind of caught in the middle of all this and likely not even being heard. So we thought it was important to hear from them to really give us a unique lens into what's going on and to let some of us know that our parents or grandparents, that it was okay, how we were feeling and how we're trying to get through some of this. And, and again, to see from a different lens from, from that of a child going through this, what it feels like it looks like. So I thank you for watching and, uh, I hope that some of you get, get up, get a little bit more awareness out of it, or some validation maybe on what's going on in your own home for those that are parents or grandparents. So enjoy, and thank you. Speaker 2 00:01:28 Hey, there Internet's good morning. Hope you are. Well, hope you are saying hope you are. As blessed as we are. Today is a very, very special episode of coffee that Jim and James James, my partner in crime as always, how are you, sir? I know your heart must be swelling with today's special guest. Speaker 1 00:01:48 No doubt about it, Jenny. I am doing well. I'm glad to be here spending some time with you and, and you could not be more right. Today is a little more special than normal. Uh, no offense to our previous guests, but today we have my son, Mr. Liam Krause joining us, Liam. Good morning. How are you doing, sir? I'm doing very great. Wow. Speaker 2 00:02:17 Hey James. He is awesome. I just gotta to say you put a smile on my face. You know, I, I do have to comment, James. I think he has a quarantine here. Do you like a lot of us do, but, but honestly you, James, you gotta be a, you gotta be a proud daddy, you know, uh, I'm telling ya, and I'll tell you, Liam, you look like your daddy, Speaker 1 00:02:41 You know? Well, Speaker 2 00:02:43 Wait a minute. Is that a beard? See, coming in, are you shaving already? Speaker 1 00:02:50 You are not liar. Speaker 2 00:02:53 Uh, Liam, why do we say thanks for joining us? And again, you put a smile on my face this morning, and so thank you. And you know, let's just get right into it. You know, you being in the third grade or finishing up your third grade, uh let's. How's the big picture look at? How has the quarantine, uh, life been treating you? Speaker 1 00:03:10 I've been dreaming. Good. I've just been chilling out in my room every single way. I know that's a lie. I know I have a little bit of insider information, but for our audience, like how's school going, it's been going great. Um, we just stopped today also for summer. Yeah, no school how's school. Like how have you guys been doing school? Oh, we've been doing like virtual Hangouts. Um, we'd all get in one single place and it's been awesome. I think it was a really smart idea. Speaker 2 00:04:01 Was it easy for, I mean, of your generation, you've grown up with electronic devices. Was the virtual learning and easy pick it up right away for you. And did you like it? Was it good, bad, indifferent? Speaker 1 00:04:14 Um, I say in between it, um, I really liked it, but like kinda damn. Cause I didn't actually see him like in real life. I just saw him virtually. And I remember that. William, what about your teacher? You miss your teacher. I miss my teachers so much. Let's be honest. You know, she knows going to be watching you. How do you think your mom substitute? She has been doing the best as she could. Speaker 2 00:05:00 You're you're destined for something. I'm not sure what, but you're destined for it. Um, you know, your age, you know, being acclimated to electronic devices, spending a lot of screen time, I would imagine iPads, video games. How about you? Are you, are you spending a lot more time, less time? What's what's what's your days look like Speaker 1 00:05:23 More just chilling out in my room, playing on my iPad every single day. Speaker 2 00:05:29 How many hours do you think you spend on your iPad Speaker 1 00:05:34 For? Well, like four hours a day, probably four hours on an hour, you know, six hours on a switch and he has been mixing it. Definitely just like most people the screen time. And I can't say anything different because my screen time is up Liam. I know you're a swimmer. Um, but obviously the swim team is out of commission. At least for the moment as we start ramping back up, we may see it come back. But how have you been getting your exercise? I've been going on long bike rides and start, um, gardening, planting vegetable. My favorite thing that we're growing so far is potatoes that Jimmy long bike rides, I thought isn't that how you met Tammy? Speaker 2 00:06:34 Yeah, we won't confirm or deny that one, but there's probably a lot of truth to that. Speaker 1 00:06:40 Well, Liam, uh, what are, what are some of the hobbies you take these hobbies, gardening, riding bikes, stuff like that. You think they will, uh, something that you'll stick with as, as this pandemic comes to a close? Um, I think I'll stick with it probably. Um, uh, probably until like the garden dies or I grow out of my bike. I bet we can get a new bike. We'll see what we can do when that time comes. Speaker 2 00:07:11 And those are supposed to be rejuvenating. They come back, you replant them. It's it's a great life lesson. I tell you. It's something you'll have with you for many, many, many years. Um, I got to ask another million dollar question. Okay. You know, you've been in quarantine with my partner in crime, James, your dad, how has it been being cooped up with him? Speaker 1 00:07:35 Amazing. He's the best? Does he put twenties in your pocket? You see some money in there? Speaker 2 00:07:47 I thought it was a changed you. I mean, having dad home everyday versus, you know, seeing him in the morning off to work seem at night. I mean, do you, do you truly like it? Speaker 1 00:07:58 I get to see him more. Yup. Yeah. That's something different. Huh? That's something we both kind of adapted to. And uh, as we've started to kind of go back, I think both of us have realized, you know, Whoa, you know, this may not be, may not be what the future always looks like. Right. So we've got gotta, we take advantage of it for sure. That's part of the reason you're on today. Right? Did you, you've been watching this kind of happen this coffee with Jim and James. And I remember you sliding in one day and saying, man, I want to do that. And Jim, you may not know it, but Liam for a while, did you too? He was a YouTuber for a while. So he actually was doing this long before you and I really, we need to be on his show then. Speaker 1 00:08:52 So Liam, how, how have you been keeping up with your friends? Is that you think that's been the hardest part? Um, kinda I've had, uh, contact with some of my friends. I do some, uh, video calls. I create little groups, so we can all talk together and play on our tablets. We always have the good times, but some of them, yeah, I don't have any photos or, Oh yeah. Yeah. So we talked about this the other day, Liam, what Liam's trying to say is nobody knew this, so they're in third grade. Right? So, um, nobody knew this was going to happen. So a lot of kids that he hung out with at recess and at school, he didn't have their contact information, you know, and it just saw him at school. So some, some of, uh, his good friends have not been able to stay connected during this time. So that's, that's been tough for sure. I never thought of that aspect, to be honest with you, you know, that's a realization that, wow. Wow. So some people you haven't seen in a couple of months, good friends of yours. Wow. Okay. Speaker 1 00:10:11 So Liam, what, what do you think is the biggest takeaway from all of this? So when it's all said and done and we were able to see people again and do stuff again, what, what do you think you'll remember most? And we'll change really? What, what pandemic and, um, this whole COVID-19 thing has taught you. Um, one things I'll remember is that, um, sometimes, uh, when I'd go out to recess, sometimes it felt a little alone. Um, my friends would always come over and say, come on, get up here and play with us. It's always something I'd remember, they're not there. I used to just wait on this thing called the buddy bench until they arrived because we were in separate classes. And, um, there were, they were both in the same class. Um, I just sit and wait for them till they came out. I felt good when they came in. I was like, so that's probably how you'll feel when this whole thing's over love that same feeling. Like you've been sitting on the virtual buddy bench for a while now. Huh? Yeah. I've got a lot of kids are feeling that way right now. Yeah, for sure. The things I've learned was, um, even though I'm far away from my friends and family, I'll always have them right here and right here. That's a good point. Speaker 2 00:11:54 And that's a good point when you pointed to your head. Absolutely. And right ear to your heart. Yeah. I gotta, I gotta tell ya, let me jump in because I just think the world of you, you're an awesome young man. You know, I'm, I'm a dad, I'm a grandfather. And uh, just seeing the joy, the excitement in your eyes, the hope, all that. Um, I know you, you really touched me today, plus you have a darn good mug. I'll say that. No, I'm drinking milk. Okay, good. That's good. I hope it's whole milk too. Anyways, you, uh, I, I can't thank you enough. I want to thank you. And, and your dad, my partner for bringing you on for opening up your home, your family, to give us a glimpse of what you're going through. Uh, if this could help some other folks that are, you know, um, just help understand, help put things maybe in the right perspective. Speaker 2 00:12:59 I think that you've definitely done a great job with sharing open and honestly how you do, how you're feeling. And again, I can't thank you enough. And if anybody else out there would like to be a coffee with Jim and James, you know how to get ahold of us, um, PME or my partner, James. And we would be happy to give you a discussion to see if we can't work something out, but until then, please, everyone stay safe. Thanks for watching. God bless you. And God bless this industry. We hope you have a great day and we will see you again on the next episode. Thank you. Ma'am. Thank you, Liam. Happy to be here. Speaker 0 00:13:44 <inaudible>.

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