Tuesday, May 13, 2008

baby mother

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.

4 comments:

rayray said...

aw lovely olive:)

allison friars said...

How sweet! I totally believe little ones can be empathetic. Jack gave his brother Harry a pat-pat when he was crying the other day and I think they're the same age as Olive (just over 1)

meridith said...

that is so precious!

Amber said...

Awww that is so sweet.

I was marveling, just today, at the fact that Solomon who is a month and a half from being two, bends down to my friends daughter who is barely 5 months younger than him and talks baby talk...)(that was quickly followed by a hitting phase that he has thankfully out grown!!! whew!!!) Its so sweet to see children just want to love on other children...what a beautiful thing love is!