I was reading a book with Zachary last night and in the book there is a picture of a little boy crying and he will always tell me "he's crying" when I ask what the boy is doing. He has also cried when he sees something on tv like a puppy stuck in a well etc.
However, he has never noticed when I cry. I'm not proud to say I've cried in front of my son a few times but I have, like the day he was diagnosed.
So last night as we were reading the book I decided to pretend to cry to see if he would notice and would you believe he looked at me and began to cry too and gave me a hug!!! I immediately got him to stop and show him mommy was fine and we started laughing and playing. I'm not sure if what I did was wrong but I just wanted to see if he would recognize my emotion and he did!!
I hope I don't get bashed for experimenting but I just really wanted to see if along with all the other progress he has made, has he began to notice emotions as well.