Mar 20 2007

On the other hand…

There has been one really cool thing about watching Cole watch movies. He gets really involved. A couple of days ago we showed him a Barney video for the first time. It’s one where Barney and “the Gang” put on a circus, and the squirrel does a flying trapeze act. When the squirrel got up on the platform and then jumped off to swing, Cole FREAKED out. He was putting his hands in front of his mouth and yelling at the tv, asking us to come over and watch, and making very upset noises generally. When the squirrel let go and dropped off into a blanket, we had to assure him over and over that the squirrel was fine, that he was really okay. It was nice to see him have so much empathy with the thing he identified as a real creature, even if it was a bit misplaced.

Then, last night he was watching the Elmo movie. At one point, Elmo, Telly, and Super-Grover end up crashing into each other and falling in a heap on the ground. Cole jumped up, ran over to the tv, leaned down so that his face was right next to those on the screen, and started asking, very concernedly, if they were okay. If he could have touched them I think he would have offered them a hand up. He’s such a sweetie.

It’s just so pleasing to see his kindness and empathy developing so easily.


  • By ticknart, March 20, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

    How’s your parents’ house coming along? Almost done?

  • By FENICLE, March 20, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

    I was so excited when our son first got “into” watching movies like that!!! It’s cute & it can be a lifesaver if you have something to get done.

  • By sunShine, March 21, 2007 @ 11:07 am

    That is so sweet! My son has a few certain movies that he will watch, we are trying to broaden his horizon, but he is very stubborn.

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