"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Monday, November 18, 2013

Learning About Reciprocal Nuturing

Tonight, while Paul was helping to fix supper in the kitchen,  Chad got out the neck pillow, and the vibrator for his Dad's back. Katya made clear **SHE** wanted to run the vibrator on Dad's back. She took great pleasure in doing so, very carefully, just like she has watched us do.

Photo: Here is how we roll!

When Katya was done with her Dad, she gently but firmly pushed Chad down on to the kitchen floor, showing him she wanted to do his back too!

Photo: And this!

And when she was done with that, she set the vibrator down, flopped on the floor, and showed Chad he should do her back!


It's so much fun watching Katya's understanding of how a family works beginning to take shape. ;-)


Milena said...

Thank you for sharing your happiness! Your words and photos truly made me happy too! What fun to see Katya interacting so healthily and happily!

Elaine said...

Love this so much! What a sweet girl :)

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