Boy Lacer had a new group to go to today at speech therapy, a small group with two other two year olds also having speech therapy, the aim was to encourage ‘sharing and co-operation’. It went okay, Boy Lacer having a big sister he’s actually not that bad at sharing but he does need the practise at following instructions in more formal settings. They did various activities like puzzles and bubbles, all of which Boy Lacer was very enthusiastic to do, he only got distressed once, during one of the activities where they were taking turns to bounce on a ball, Boy Lacer was loving his turns but one of the other little boys clearly didn’t want to do it, so when it came to the boy’s second turn, Boy Lacer became very scared and anxious and ran to hide behind me, I think because he was empathising with the little boy even though Boy Lacer was very keen to go on the bouncy ball himself. He’s always been like that though, when he was a baby he hated it when the music group we went to sang “Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, if you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream, ARGH!” he hated the scream bit and he learnt to anticipate when the scream was coming and was soon getting upset after just hearing “Row, row, row your boat”. Or if he was in a group of babies who were trying to stand up, if one of them managed it but then fell over again, forget about the baby that had just fallen over, it’d be Boy Lacer crying in sympathy! Oh and if his sister is upset, even if she’s upset because I’ve just told her off for doing something to Boy Lacer, Boy Lacer will either tell me to give her a kiss and a hug or do it himself! I think if he can keep up this empathy he’ll be very popular with the ladies, that and his puppy dog eyes!