She likes spinning the DVD in the box with her finger, and pulling out the DVD paper cover. The spinning is a sensory thing her autistic mind enjoys. Her brother, Isaac, also has his own DVD cover to play with (Disney's Fantasia, which Mommy bought for $5 at Bugis, allegedly original).
So he crawls/ambles to her spot on the sofa, and she is still playing, oblivious to the the darkening shadow of her little brother.
Because of her condition and her lack of speech, Faith hardly interacts with her brother. In fact, if it wasn't for some recent incidents, we did not really know if she acknowledged his presence. We think sometimes that she merely tolerates his presence in her world, and does not know what to make of him.
Then, as he reaches out to grab her "toy". I saw the most amazing thing. Faith got mad, and pulled her DVD back from him, while giving Isaac an angry ""ehhhhhhhhhrrrrrrrrr!".
Taken back by his sister's surprising response, my Isaac stands there, his feelings hurt. He puts his hand to his eye, and looks postively sad. And I think he stood there, waiting for some sympathy from her.
I turn to Faith, with a poorly hidden tone of pride in my voice, and say,"Faith, cannot do that. Must share with 弟弟, ok?"
I don't know if she understood what I said. But my daughter made eye contact with her brother, and told him off. And stood up for herself.
What a beautiful lazy Sunday afternoon.