I believe the most important thing you can teach a child is compassion. I think most things come back to having compassion for your fellow man. So we’ve really worked to teach and model empathy and compassion to A. I think it’s working. When J is sad, A will run up to J’s crib and get Buddy, J’s lovey. J instantly feels better. I didn’t realize how big of an impression this made on J. This morning A tripped coming up the basement stairs and hurt his ankles. Tears abounded. So I took A to the rocking chair and snuggled him. J disappeared upstairs and came back down with Buddy and Monkey (his very own lovies) and gave them to A to make him feel better. I have never felt such love in a room as I did this morning. I guess we’re doing something right. Must remember this.
Feb 24 2006