Monday, November 24, 2008

Is there such a thing as too sensitive?

On Friday night Nick was reading Dumbo to the kids. It's one of their favorite movies and they love the book too. When Nick read the page where Dumbo's mommy gets locked up for going crazy, Alden got very very upset, and kept asking where she went, then he finally dissolved into tears. It was so sweet and sad at the same time. He was inconsolable until finally we read the page where Dumbo flies and then is reunited with his mom.

He has so much empathy in his little soul, I don't want that to change but if he's this emo as a toddler, what will I be dealing with when he is a teenager?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

We did Arctic Tale on netflix awhile back. The polar bears sister or something gets lost in a blizzard. I have never seen Emily cry so hard-- such empathy! It was really sweet. And yeah anything dealing with a mama gets my kids too. Guess us moms are pretty important, eh?