Today we spent our afternoon at The Cleveland Zoo – Rainforest. I STILL feel like I am getting used to having 6 kids. Every once in a while I get this sinking feeling that we are missing someone. A group of 5 and a group of 6 looks very similar, so I find myself counting heads, just to make sure! :)
The kids always LOVE going to the zoo, but no one likes it the way my animal/nature lover does! He was so excited to take his new camera with him and took videos and pictures the whole time we were there. To his delight and surprise a couple of the monkeys had recently had babies. I loved to see his expression! He was so happy he would forget to capture it, because he was too busy sharing the great news with us! He is so special and really, so unique!
He really wants to start working on documentaries of things he likes and starting his own YouTube channel. He has so much passion and loves communicating with other about things he cares about!
His favorite topic of all…monkeys! During our trip he found out about the danger the Amazon Rainforest are in because of deforestation. I explained to him that the Amazon Rainforest could be gone in his lifetime! He was so upset, and so expressive about it, as always! His first comment was, “Well, that means NO MORE MONKEY!” The expression on his face and emotion in his voice was priceless! I LOVE his heart!
He asked if there is anything he could do about it. How awesome is that?! When you love something it is difficult to do nothing! Love will spring you into action! Being a spectator is NOT an option! I realized yesterday just how much he loves animals and monkeys in particular. Although I do not share this love and passion with him, his desire to get involved makes me respect him and get involved with him.
I said that together we would find out how he can get involved! Now I am on a quest to find organizations or projects he could do to channel his passion and love of monkeys and nature and his desire to help save them!
Do YOU know of a way he could get involved?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead