Saturday, October 20, 2012
Olivia you are a sweetheart ...
Olivia was updating me on her life on friday morning. She'd turned three the day before so there was lots of news to share. As we walked outside the barn, she bent to touch the front of her leg and stopped to pull her pants out of her gum boots to show me something. All the while chatting with her head bent so I couldn't hear a thing. She plonked on the ground, took off her gumboot, and it was then that I could see she was showing me a band aid on her lower chin bone ... and had no doubt had been telling all about why it was there. I asked, 'What happened Olivia, I couldn't hear you before, what's there?' She looked up and said, 'A mistake, it's a mistake there.'
Later in the morning, Ari fell into the dirt. He got a bit shaken and needed a dust off and a hug. As we made sure he was OK, Olivia standing nearby and taking everything in, came up close to Ari and said, 'You can have my sticker Ari.'
Ari perked right up, ready for Olivia to give him a sticker ... and in that moment I was keen to see what she was about to pull out.
Olivia sat down and took her gum boot off and reached down to take her 'sticker' (bandaid) off her 'mistake' to give it to Ari so he could be fixed up to feel better.
How incredibly innocent and deeply caring is that!