I took the little ones to a friend's little girl's 6th party on Saturday. The had a lovely time although I did get a little worried when Lucy's imaginary friend (dog) turned up. He doesn't usually turn up at events like parties.
We went by taxi but had to get the bus home, it's a really long ride and 45 minutes in (With just 5 mins to go) the bus had to stop suddenly to avoid a car that had pulled out. I was sat with Joseph in the pushchair and the girls were sat together in the seat next to me. When the bus stopped Leila fell off her seat, hit her head on a bar and ended up in a heap on the floor. I got to her immediately as did the lady in the next seat. The bus driver came out of his cab to see if she was ok and it seemed the whole bus was worried. Leila cried a little but kept saying she'd lost her balloon which was still in her hand. I sat with her on my lap and was really worried about her. Then I noticed Lucy. As soon as Leila had fallen Lucy had moved herself as far away as possible at the back of the bus. She showed no concern over her little sister at all. I'm not so sure that it's a lack of empathy or more of a sense of not knowing how to be empathetic, if that makes any sense. I can't imagine my lovely little girl to be so uncaring, I know she does really.
Anyway, Leila gave me a real scare saying she felt sick and dizzy as her head swelled up, and she just wanted to go to sleep. I kept her awake until we got home where she perked up loads and was ok for the rest of the day.