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Through a Child’s Eyes

By on March 10, 2014 in Naples Travel with 6 Comments

I think adults have kids so they can relive the joy and excitement they experienced long before they started running too fast. Adults forget to really enjoy the moment. Sometimes, they are immune to the beauty surrounding them.

Untouched by life’s challenges, children walk the earth in a constant state of awe. Their curiosity is pure and innocent, propelling them into a kaleidoscope of wonder, color, and excitement. Lost in the moment, they explore their world without fear. Time is endless.

When my sister, Maria, and her family visited my mom, Callie, in Naples, Florida, I had the pleasure of reliving an experience I have had before. We went to the Naples Zoo. This time, I got to see the animals through the eyes of my niece and nephews.

When I went to the zoo a few years ago with my mom, I had fun. But, watching Brooke, Jack, and Danny get really lost in their adventure made me realize how I miss some of the best details of what’s going on around me. The kids really saw what was in front of them. The excitement in their eyes and giggles showed me just how much they enjoyed what they were doing. They felt their experience.

“I want to see the giraffes!” And off we went. It was a demand by all three kids. Maria bought some lettuce for feeding, and I bought some more. The kids were all so fascinated by the feeding; they didn’t want to stop. We practically got kicked out of the feeding area. But, that is the difference between adults and children. Little ones can stay forever in a moment, fascinated by their experience. Adults, on the other hand, are always on the go. What comes next? Feeding a giraffe becomes a quick check off the bucket list for an adult. Whereas for a child, feeding a giraffe is the most wonderful experience in the world.

Although I had a great day with my mom a few years ago, seeing the zoo through a child’s eyes was so much more fun. Watching their playful behavior gave me a whole new outlook of the Naples Zoo. And, what did I learn from observing them? To just be. Such a simple lesson; I know. But, one that is so easy to forget…

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  1. momocular says:

    Lovely. 🙂 I think “to just be” is one of the hardest things there is!

  2. Hermine Tolosa says:

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Bessie says:

    There’s definately a lot to know about this subject.
    I really like all the points you made.

  4. Clinton Courchine says:

    Good post. Thanks for sharing.

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