Often, I have been amazed by our D’s tender heart. He has an amazing ability to sympathize, share, and protect. Case in point, he saw daddy carrying off a naughty child to his room. In the process, the flailing child bumped himself and was crying. D started to sob. I asked him why he was crying (thinking I knew why but wanting to confirm). When he was finally calm enough to respond, he said, “Because …. is crying.”
D is a child that you will find closest to the babies and girls. He has a tender heart that wants to protect the little ones. It was adorable to watch D keeping an eye on my nephew when I watched my nephew last.
D also is often quick to say, “W… or L…., you can have this toy.” He’ll then give up his favorite and get another one for himself. I am amazed by this and often wonder, “What makes some children so ‘naturally’ more selfless?”