Sunday, March 25, 2012
CP Awareness: They Just Know
The other morning after Nolan had finished his breakfast (and taken off all of his clothes in the process), I saw this:
He got down from his chair and pulled up a chair next to Asher. To do what? Feed him breakfast of course.
Nolan is only two, so of course we haven't explained Asher's condition to him. But like his big sister, he just seems to understand when and how he can help. When Asher needs a hand, Nolan* and Rio are there. They don't need to be told - they just know. Little things here and there - passing him a book, getting him his cup, calling to me on his behalf when he needs something. They're always looking out for him.
All of our three equally amazing kids are taking this whole CP thing in stride. They don't judge Asher because he is different - if anything they love the extra attention they can give him, and in turn the praise they get from us for doing so. Their relationship symbolizes all that is good in this world and CP is not getting in the way of that.
*Likewise, when Asher can be exploited and Nolan can steal his toys and bully him, he's there too. But we won't focus on that right now!