Saturday, December 22, 2012
Tonight at the mall, a vendor gave each of my three girls candy canes. Blossom's broke almost immediately and the plastic wrapping stuck to it so tenaciously that she couldn't get it off to eat it so I threw it away, which broke her heart. She was so sad. In the car, completely on her own, Jie Jie gave Blossom her candy cane.
I am so proud of my little Jie Jie. Her heart is so big. Blossom felt loved. It set such a good example for Sissy and gave us something to talk about tonight at tuck-in time. And Jie Jie felt happy to have comforted her sister.
The question I asked Sissy tonight was, "Why did Jie Jie give Blossom her candy cane." Her answer, "Because Blossom was sad." My reponse, "Yes, that's part of it, but why did Jie Jie give Blossom her candy cane when Blossom was sad? Would you have given up your candy cane?" Sissy said she would not have given up her candy cane and she did not know why Jie Jie would give up her's. When I said, "Because Jie Jie loves Blossom," I could see how little she understand that. I think she also looked like it was a big piece of evidence to demonstrate what love is.