Empathy has always ranked high on the list of life skills I hope to help my children develop, but it’s hard to know where to start. Thankfully, life brings lessons of its own.
Johnny and Lily were both sick – Johnny came down with a fever right after school on Monday, and Lily followed soon afterwards. They were both sick all week – now clearly on the mend, but not yet completely well. I’m really hoping it’s the same virus Emma had a couple weeks, ago, because that would (theoretically) mean that she has some immunity and so won’t be sick this upcoming week!
Since Emma was recently quite ill, she had a lot of compassion for her sick siblings – especially Johnny, who was particularly miserable. She made him this very sweet card:
I love that she wrote such an upbeat, loving little note, and even thought to find a green marker (Johnny’s favorite color) to write with!
She also made him this adorable, incredibly tiny robot guy:
Lily has been eyeing Johnny’s cardboard laptop for weeks now, so Emma made her one of her own out of a sheet of construction paper – in pink, of course! Lily was absolutely thrilled!
Emma was so happy to see Johnny and Lily cheered up by her thoughtful gifts! Didn’t she pick the perfect shirt to wear that day?
It was hard to see the kids sick yet again. I’m exhausted after a week of nearly no sleep, and I truly hope we can stay healthy for a while now! But it made my day to see my child loving and caring for others! Thank you, Emma!
How was your week? Hopefully much healthier than ours! Be sure to drop by Little Wonders’ Days – they are this week’s host of the Afterschool Blog Hop!