Thursday, May 2, 2019

Speed on!

Not everything is black and white, and attitude is everything! I took Liam, age 41/2 and Alex, 20 months to the Science Center, a free attraction in our town which has new and fun interactive exhibits. 

We were delighted to discover the Gaming Exhibit Room with many scientific experiments.

 Alex stood on tip toes to feed chunks of coal (black rubber) into a "blast furnace" which lit up with its energy source. There were simple oversized games such as Checkers, basketball, and many more ball games...everything to hand-held game systems and arcade video driving games.

Liam loved it. He steered and cheered, even when he plowed into an object on the screen. 
Alex was along for the ride, and he had as much fun being a passenger as Liam did as a driver.
When the ride was over, Liam pointed to the screen images of his cracked windshield and damaged car, and said proudly, "See, Nana, I did that, 'cause I'm a driver."

We are all drivers, no matter what our occupation or path in life. We round curves cautiously or with daring do. We approach obstacles head on or swerve at the last minute to avoid a collision.

Don't hold back, meet your challenges and goals. Be proud of your attempts, even if you didn't achieve the intended goal. Try, and then try again. It's the trying that really matters. Give it your all, color your life, and GO!


Sandi said...

Cuties! :)

Val said...

Heh, heh! The passenger looks like he also doubles as the seat! Not that it has any effect on his good time.

DUTA said...

The boys are adorable as driver and passenger!

Apropo driver and passenger; it reminds of an episode about my late father. When he reached retirement age, he could go on working for another couple of years, but the doctor opposed because it involved commute to and fro an adjacent town and he had high blood pressure.
'But I'm not driving', said my father. 'I'm just sitting comfortably on the bus. Someone else is doing the hard driving job'.
The doctor's answer surprised him and also the family. Well, even as a passenger the commute is dangerous for those with high blood pressure.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--I hope when Liam is 16 and really driving, he isn't that proud of his fender-benders and scrapes. ;)

What a fun day that must have been.

Connie said...

Great advice! The boys look like they are having a blast.

Susan said...

The kids are so adorable, Linda. Just darling.
Thanks for all your visits and comments! Love them.
Our newest grand is a year old now...a beautiful little girl. So the "new" baby is not a grand. I have five grands now. Very, deeply grateful. They sure make life wonderful, don't they? Susan