Tonight, J helped H unload the dishwasher. J pulled out each piece of cuttlery, all of the dessert plates and saucers, and all of the bowls, and handed each item to H. And each time, J said "Thank you" as H took the offered item.
After the dishes were put away, J decided to sweep the floor. He had a great deal of fun.
J has been very sick of late. He is no longer throwing up, but is still quite ill and extremely lethargic. Tonight, while helping H, he was more animated than he's been for days. I was happy to see him smile once again. I have missed his smile.