I'm confused too.
I'm remembering an incident, actually, they were recurring incidents with my son, who, at the age of about ten or eleven months would cry when we watched Mr. Bill cartoons.
I'm not sure if his was an empathetic response or not--but I'm pretty sure Zach's head was never knocked off, or his body smushed, or his mouth washed down a drain while he said "Ooooooooooooooooo Nooooooooooooo". ?
So I thought, maybe that was just, well, he liked Mr. Bill and didn't like to see him go away.
But then soon after, my husband I realized that my son couldn't tolerate watching football either. He cried. I mean, this was one very sensitive baby. (Things have changed since then. Nod.)
I'm never going to know if his reaction was an empathetic response, or sympathetic, or a hypersenstivity to violence--or WHAT.
I've asked him, but he doesn't remember WHY he cried, and um, he couldn't speak back then to let us in on it.
Anyhow, this is something that I thought about all night. (Granted, it doesn't take much to keep me awake all night, but still...)
I think it is interesting.
but I could use a nap, m'self. (I have been broken off the bottle feeding for the time being, and this Ferberizing technique really sucks.)
I wouldn't mind a cuddle and a "noo noo" either. *laughing*
Read me a story...
sing me a song? Rock me to sleep!!!