Friday, January 4, 2008
Here she is!
Here is little baby Hope. She is just a doll. Photos never do a newborn justice...okay unless you are a photographer (which I am so obviously not). She is SO sweet. Ryan really wanted to skip hockey practice to see Hope, but Thad didn't allow that. It's very fulfilling to see your children feel such an automatic love for a new cousin.
On another note, as we were driving home tonight, Kate told me that "Izzy" told her on the bus today that she wouldn't be Kate's friend anymore because Kate was a liar. Apparently Kate told Izzy that she would sit with her, but then sat with someone else. Kate started to get choked up as she told me. We went home and talked about it. She cried for about 15 minutes. I am not talking about "wah wah I am hurt" crying, but tears rolling down her face crying. Her heart was broken. Most of you know that Kate doesn't have a mean bone in her body. She was so crushed, and I felt terrible for her. I explained that some people cry when their feelings are hurt (example: Kate & mommy) while others get angry (ex: Ryan & daddy). Izzy was hurt and showed anger. (Don't worry, I did explain to Kate that she should have honored the first person she told she would sit with.)
The thing is, is that Kate is only 5. She is too young to be dealing with this stuff. Sadly, this is only a taste of things to come. She doesn't have that tough outer shell that many of us have. It's a terrible feeling to see your child upset because of hurt feelings. Physical pain is awful, don't get me wrong, but it's easier to deal with. Emotional pain is simply gut wrenching.