Last weekend Dietrich was clipping Jackson's nails. I was on the couch, and Holden was on the floor ... stimming on a book. Jackson cried, because, well, he didn't like being held tightly. I noticed that Holden would look at him. He would look everytime Jackson whined or cried. Then, Dietrich clipped Jackson's finger a little and he let out a WAIL. Holden got up, walked over and touched his foot. Looked at him. And then walked away. Jackson kept crying and Holden went back to him. He touched his arm and looked at him, and then leaned in and gave him a kiss. I was in TOTAL SHOCK. Because, see, this means that he understands that Jackson was in pain. He "gets it". He knows that he was upset and he was trying to make him feel better. He had empathy for his brother. I cried.
Posted by -Rhonda