Tuesday, May 13, 2008
olive is a 1 year old mother, very concerned with other children especially if they are upset. she is magnetized to little babies, somehow it escapes her that she herself is just a step above them developmentally. last night at small group a baby, age maybe 5 months? was sitting in a car seat carrier and he was upset and periodically crying. olive first wandered across the room and just stared, then picked up his pacifier and attempted to put it into his mouth (ended up in his eye but it's the though that counts right?). when that was met with a pouty lip and noncompliance she moved on to trying to feed him cheerios. still his unhappiness persisted so she then tried to love him to death by smothering him in very wet kisses and hugs. i was really proud of her empathy.