Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quick one

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!



Janis @ Sneak Peek At Me said...

So awesome that they are so accepting!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Isn't it awesome to see how siblings just simply accept each other, no questions asked! :) My daughter has numerous tubes and stomas and such, and my son talks about them like they are the norm. It's incredible.

Christy said...

such great brothers!

Tanya said...

It's interesting that Murphy didn't really know. Our son is 22 months older and I don't know when he realized. One thing that was interesting for me is that Meaghan (who has Goldenhar) thought that all little girls were born with little ears. It was a bit unsettling to have to explain to her that, no, her little cousin wouldn't have a little ear just because she was a girl.

Thank GOODNESS for the fact that so much of what others would find unusual about our lives is just normal to us. It really is a blessing.