I got this email from BabyCenter the other day:
Excerpt: “Such kids may become exhausted by classroom noise or be distracted or disturbed by the flicker and buzz of fluorescent light. They may complain about scratchy shirt labels or sock seams and recoil from bright lights, harsh sounds, “bad” smells, or certain food textures. They may also talk rapidly or compulsively, have boundless energy, or display compulsive habits or tics.”
HAHAHAHA. Is that why he acts like a lunatic, has to smell everything before he eats, touches or plays with it, freaks out about socks, and never stops moving or talking from sunrise to sunset? He’s just SO GIFTED.
This gave me a good chuckle. Full disclosure, pretty sure my kid is definitely not gifted. He’s certainly smart enough, but I can’t help believe that “gifted toddlers” probably don’t keep trying to eat playdough and crayons at every available opportunity.