Thursday, January 19, 2006

Nachas From My Lil' Tzaddik - Part II

Back in September, I wrote about my lil' tzaddik's display of sensitivity towards a young man with Down Syndrome. Now 19 months-old, he continues to carry his baby doll everywhere he goes and spontaneously hugs other children and sometimes even their parents. While there are beginning to be signs that he is reaching the "terrible twos", he is still an adorable little blonde marshmallow, who constantly repeats the words, "Baybeee, baybeeeeee!"

My wife told me that other mothers in her moms' group have remarked how kind he is. It is not uncommon for him to walk over to a grown-up who is holding a bag of snacks and put his hand out in request. As soon as he is given the snack, he walks over to another child and hands it to them; making sure that the other children have something to eat before he eats.

18 Comments:

At January 19, 2006 at 8:14:00 AM EST, Blogger Shoshana said...

It sounds like your son has a beautiful neshama. May he continue to bring you much nachas.

 
At January 19, 2006 at 8:21:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Shoshana: Thank you.

 
At January 19, 2006 at 9:13:00 AM EST, Blogger torontopearl said...

You and your family are indeed blessed with such a child. May he continue to behave in such a menschlich way and continue to provide much naches for you all.

 
At January 19, 2006 at 9:15:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

G-d willing, he will continue on this path!

 
At January 19, 2006 at 9:41:00 AM EST, Anonymous chabakuk elisha said...

May mother & father enjoy heaps of Nachas from him, and his siblings!

 
At January 19, 2006 at 10:02:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Thank you my friend.

 
At January 19, 2006 at 10:41:00 AM EST, Blogger Tamara said...

Wow, that kind of sharing behavior for a toddler is definitely not what one normally sees. Your little one is definitely special.

 
At January 19, 2006 at 10:43:00 AM EST, Blogger Alice said...

Too cute. How long do you suppose his hair will be by the time he's three?

 
At January 19, 2006 at 10:45:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Tamara: I am certainly biased, but I tend to agree.

Alice: Probably down to his knees. He might look like Cousin It from the Adams Family.

 
At January 19, 2006 at 12:54:00 PM EST, Blogger Philly Farmgirl said...

This is so beautiful to see. Keep encouraging your little one in his kindness, he will only grow and grow in this middot, b'ezrat Hashem. I really enjoy hearing about your children.

 
At January 19, 2006 at 1:00:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Thank you Philly Farmgirl. I certainly will.

 
At January 19, 2006 at 1:11:00 PM EST, Blogger Philly Farmgirl said...

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At January 23, 2006 at 3:11:00 PM EST, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

For him to be this way at this age, it is obviously a part of his nature. A wonderful foundation to build an olam chessed upon. And with you and your wife as parents, how could he not? He should be blessed to always be your "lil tzaddik"...please continue to post about him and his sister! I love your anecdotes about them...

 
At January 23, 2006 at 3:21:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

MCAryeh: I am glad you like reading these. I will be sure to keep posting 'em!

 
At January 24, 2006 at 2:42:00 PM EST, Blogger Stevin said...

Wow, what an incredible kid! You are certainly blessed.

 
At January 24, 2006 at 3:30:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Thanks Stevin!

 
At January 25, 2006 at 5:26:00 PM EST, Blogger Josh said...

i read this yesterday and came back today to comment, though i'm still not sure how to put the emotion into words.

for me, a child like yours does more to build emunah than most anything else. give the kid a big cookie on me, and make sure he eats it all himself. well, at least most of it :-)

 
At January 26, 2006 at 6:13:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Thanks Josh! ;)

 

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