Sunday, 8 June 2014


Dollop's in bed. Mini is sitting with Dollop's guinea pig - Bo - having a cuddle on the sofa.

Jabbering away, as he does, Mini chatters about the guinea pigs - about April - his pig, and how much he loves them, and how cute baby guinea pigs would be. And then...

'I don't mean to hurt your feelings Bo, but I do love April more because she's my guinea pig'.

This is from a child who doesn't ever  appear to think about feelings, or how his words and actions affect other people. He just expressed care and concern for how Bo will feel, and expressed his love for April.

I'll remember this for a long time, as I'm reminded that Mini does think about feelings, he just struggles to express them most of the time.