13 February 2009

His Sensitive Side

Josh, once he likes something, would be dipping into it over and over and over. Whether they be books or DVDs. For weeks and even months, he would keep asking to read/watch whatever is the current favorite. He must have watched The Little Einsteins 18,611 times; his My Little Sister Ate One Hare book, 19,378 times; the Chip and Dale DVD, 15,049 times; Sharing a Shell, 10,236 times... you get the picture. It's interesting how no matter how many times he'd read/watched something funny, he'd still laugh and giggle as if he saw it only for the first time.

Okay, I digress. That wasn't what I meant to focus on... but definitely a lead-in to what I want to talk about.

Josh's current favorite is The Tigger Movie. He has seen it before, but it's only the last couple of weeks that he has started to watch it over and over and over again. It's basically about how Tigger was looking for his family, when all along his family was just right there --his friends (Pooh, Piglet, Roo, Eeyore, etc).

The other day, while watching, Josh got teary-eyed. When we asked him what was the matter, he broke down and really cried. When he was finally able to speak, he told us that it was sad that Tigger didn't have any family. Awww...

I've noticed now that Josh has become more sensitive. He seems to be able to empathize more. Whereas he's always been a more serious child, now it doesn't take much for him to break out in gurgling laughter. At the same time, he's also less thick-skinned and his feelings are more easily hurt. Josh has never been a crybaby, but of late, I've seen a few occasions where he'd get that I-don't-want-to-cry-but-I-know-I-will look over something that, in the past, he couldn't have cared less about.

What happened? Is it just part of growing up? I should embrace this new sensitive side of him, right? I should.

Welcome to a big-boy world, Josh.


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