Monday, November 28, 2011


Empathy is the capacity to recognize and, to some extent, share feelings (such as sadness or happiness) that are being experienced by another

Today I tried to capture Owen's cute walking while pretending to talk on the phone in a video.  The problem was that every time he saw me holding my iphone he would throw the regular phone on the floor and walk toward me begging for my iphone and then when I didn't give it to him he would cry. 

So after several attempts (which all ended exactly the same) I gave up and let him watch those videos of himself.  It was hilarious.  Every time the Owen in the video started to cry, Owen would cry as well.  He would be so distraught about the plight of himself in the video not being able to get his mother's iphone. 

I probably had him rewatch the video 4 times before I called and had julianne come take a  video of Owen watching a video of himself.  Check out the sad face he gets when he sees himself sad in the video. 


Kelli said...

when his little face started scrunching up sad, I found my face doing the same thing for him both times. hehe. That is funny

Scott and Tobi said...

This was funny. I bet he would feel the same if it had been another baby. I think little ones are very empathetic.

Love Aunt Tobi