Tonight I just lost it with the girls about how they treat Eli. If he opens his mouth to say anything, they mock him, or if he tries to participate in their play they purposefully make him either feel bad about his attempt or ignore him. And, I just couldn't take it any more tonight when Hg mocked something very simple that he said. I started ranting and raving about how I've got to figure out why they do this, and how I can stop it. Just on and on, I went. Then I said, "hey, I know. Every morning I'm going to make you each write down on a white board something you like about Eli, then you have to give him a hug. That's what I'm going to do." Eli had been quiet during this tirade, and at that point he said "um, mama, excuse me, can I have something to say about that."