Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sibling Series: a sweet snap shot of life with two.

A few weeks ago Desmond was having a hard time going down for his nap (i.e. he was wailing in his crib).  I was trying to focus on Aubrey since I knew Des needed the sleep and he also needed to learn to sort it out on his own. So Aubrey and I were working at the table on some home school stuff and she started saying:

"I know. I know. I know." In a sweet sounding voice. I wasn't sure but I thought she might be talking to Desmond since I tend to say this to little ones who are upset, especially babies.

I asked her, "What do you know?

"I know that feeling."

"What feeling?"

"When you are tired and don't want to rest."

Now that is one of the sweetest examples of empathy I've ever heard. And she does totally know that feeling. 

Baby Desmond napping on the couch with Leila.

1 comment:

Kendra said...

That is the most precious thing I have ever heard. Out of the mouth of babes, right?