Today after I picked Murphy up from Summer Blast, he went outside to play. On his way out the back door, I heard him say, "Mommy, I'm going outside. I've got my crocs on." I looked up and saw him walking out the door wearing his vampire cape. He went next door and got his friend to come out and he was dressed like a pirate. Boys. I love their imaginations.
After a while I noticed that he changed his shirt. I asked him why and he said he needed to wear a red shirt to be the Red Baron. Of course!
So, over the weekend, Murphy had a friend over. After a while of them playing, Murphy came down the stairs and asked Tom, "Daddy, does Harlie have only one ear?" Then he went over to Harlie and examined her ears. Then he went back upstairs. We could only assume that his friend asked him why Harlie had only one ear.
I think it is great that he sees Harlie as a whole person - and doesn't notice her "unique features." But, I just can't help but be shocked that he didn't KNOW that she was missing an ear. I mean, I had NO idea that he didn't know! We certainly don't try to hide it.
Oh! And I forgot to tell you that a couple of days ago, Harlie's HME fell off, onto the floor. (An HME is a heat and moisture exchanger that acts like a nose, warming the air she breathes and providing humidity.) Cooper saw it, went and picked it up and put it back on Harlie! And she let him! It was so cute! And he probably doesn't think anything of it, just like Murphy. He sees Harlie as Harlie and loves her just the way she is. And she is one lovable little girl!
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