In the Eyes of a Child - The Robot Zoo Experience2:16 AM
"When I look into a child's eyes, I realize how simple life should be." Author Unknown
Wonders never cease in the eyes of a child. There is always something new in the most mundane things. There is always something to be discovered in things that are already known.
This is what I continue to learn with my children everyday. They teach me how to appreciate once more the things which I enjoyed when I was a child. They make me see the angle that will provide me a fresh look of what my adult eyes will probably not notice.
If I were to enjoy being with my family, I have to have an open mind and a young heart. I discovered that when I allow this to happen, I can let go of my rather complicated thinking that tends to dampen our everyday activities. I saw that they wanted me to be part of their every discovery and I said yes to this a long time ago.
Our trip to The Robot Zoo at the 2nd floor of the Science Discovery Center Exhibit Hall In SM Mall of Asia once again beckoned to my childish side as I watched my seven-year old daughter and twelve-year old son take in the novelty of it all. My son, because of his awkward age was reluctant at first to let go of his excitement, noting that he was probably the oldest among the children present at that time. But he was no match to the allure of robot animals and so he plunged head-on with the experience, trying each and every gadget or mechanism made available to children and adult alike to try on in the name of understanding the works of nature.
It was a good thing that it was the media launch of this traveling exhibit of robotic animals as more than enough food was made available by several sponsors including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Yellow Cab Pizza, Buy-the Bucket, and the Big Chill. The day was made more exciting by prizes provided by Nickelodeon. This was truly a family-friendly bonding time for us. I now know more than ever that I need to see things in the eyes of a child every once in a while to avail of the simple joys of life.
The Animal Robots: