The other day, Nathan whapped his brother soundly on the head with a spoon.

When he saw Isaiah crying, and realized what he'd done, he became very concerned. "Towwy! Towwy! Ah dubboo!"

Although Isaiah (not quite up to forgiveness, I'm afraid) vehemently rebuffed the comforting gestures, I was thrilled to see that things were connecting in Nathan's little head, that he comprehended another's pain. Now, this afternoon, I find that Isaiah, too, is learning about empathy.

Having torn a page out of a favorite book, he sadly brought it to show Justy.


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