Aug 2, 2009

He's No Einstein, but


I know that I've mentioned before that Tucker isn't the brightest bulb in the pack. He doesn't say a lot, he's pretty clumsy (pretty sure he gets that from me) and I know that he's probably not destined for the Nobel Prize, but this kid is something else when it comes to mechanical workings and fine motor skills. I believe that each person is gifted in a certain way. Silas is very artistic and personable; he is very smart and has a great memory. Gavin has a strong athletic ability and is very neat and organized. He is an excellent planner and very comfortable in himself. Amelia is a charmer. She can get herself in and out of trouble in a flash. Her vocabulary is outstanding and in many ways, she is very similar to Silas.

Then we have my baby. He can take off and put back on any screw cap (toothpaste, sippy cup lid, ketchup); he can also turn on the water in both the bathtubs. None of my other kids ever had such fine motor skill aptitude. It makes me wonder where his gifts lie.

7 comments:

Mrs. C said...

Read up about Thomas Alva Edison. His momma homeschooled him because his teachers thought he was stupid. He was just a little different. :]

d e v a n said...

Isn't it funny how different and brilliant they all are in their own unique way?

Mindy said...

You are so perceptive about the abilities of your kids. What a great Mama!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

So true! My youngest sounds just like him! I love it! I am so glad you notice and embrace each of their giftings!

justdawn said...

There has always been something about him that has tugs at my heart. He just looks soft and gentle and I like that quality about him.

~LL~ said...

It is so good that you recognize that all kids have giftings and also that you are seeing what they are. It is hard, when they are in school, to know that they are SO SMART in a certain area, but it doesn't translate to grade.....people have to wait to see how brilliant your child is!

Sweet boy!!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Isn't it strange how all your kids can be so different! My boys are very different...