Yep - Daniel is very much like this.
We scored 14, but couldn't answer some questions as he is only 21 months - but I have a feeling that the score will be higher!!
People often comment on how 'different' he is too!
A trip to the playground usually consists of Daniel looking at how things work for about 40 mins, then about 15mins of 'playing' on the equipment when he is satisfied with the workings, then asking to go home!!!
OMG this is us too (Kay is 22months) 10mins is spent playing the rest are fiddling with the screws, watching other children play or generally NOT playing lol xx
DK is highly sensitive. I couldn't answer many of the questions because she's only 19 months, so I think her score will increase. For now she scores 15.
She's very social, so a bit different than other senstive kids. However, she's very very very sensitive to rebuke. You can look at her sternly and she'll start to cry and need reassurance. She's incredibly sweet and loving. Even her voice is very sweet and gentle.
She considers it her mission in life to make sure everyone else is well taken care of. She's the first to give out hugs and reassurance when another child is hurt or cries. When the babies cry at daycare, she insists on going into the baby room, handing them blankets and patting them on the back.
She can't stand bits or pieces of fluff or grime on her hands. She is constantly handing me pieces of fluff that are so small I think she is imagining them! If she spills a drink on her shirt, she immediately insists on changing it.
She's very very shy, too. She is extremely weary of strangers. If one comes in the house, she'll immediately go to the farthest place from them she can while still keeping a careful eye on them. She won't come toward them even if I encourage her. I have to pick her up, then she buries her head in my shoulder and peeks at them from under lowered lashes. If I encourage her to say hi, she'll cover her eyes with her fists.
When her brother is around, she tends to be a bit more brave because she copies him so much (and there isn't an ounce of restraint or shyness in that boy!) So, she's pretty brave on playground equipment and when it comes to climbing and trying new things. That's also part of the perfectionist in her, though. She sees someone else do it and she wants to do it just as well, too.
We knew from the moment she was born she was different in this way. Everyone has always said you can just feel the "gentle soul" in her. From birth. It's really amazing.
Otter, on the other hand, is not a sensitive child at all. He's incredibly strong willed, isn't bothered by much of anything, gets mad instead of his feelings hurt (more like how DARE you do that?!), is very naturally gregarious, is loud, is a VERY forceful presense, and is constantly bursting at the seams with deep fits of belly laughter.
It's really fantastic to have such different children!
Aw, so cute. It gets more interesting when they're older.
At the gym class we go to, Omar was playing basket ball but after few mins he stopped. He went close the basket saying that there is an orange ring, & a white net. Then he held the net & pulled it down to see the diamonds, then he pushed it up to make triangles he was saying "there is a diamond, but now it's a triangle" , then he started to count the diamonds
The trainer stopped coaching as he was more interested in what Omar was saying
Bun has a speech delay so we couldn't answer all the questions regarding big words, etc. But he is definitely highly sensitive! Hates when his clothes get wet - I always have to change them immediately. He used to be really bothered by things like sand/dirt/grass but he's better with that now. And he notices the smallest changes wherever we go - he even remembers what cars he saw on what street corners, and what people wore when he last saw them even if it has been weeks. He startles easily too and has since he was tiny.
He is so loving though - and really does better when we take him aside and explain why he shouldn't do something than if we were to use traditional discipline. He gets really unhappy when he sees other children upset too and does whatever he can to make it better
OMG Omarsmum thats hilarious, he is such an amazing little dude...you only have to look at kay funny and he starts crying =/...he's so sensitive to people...he doesnt like other kids either...just watches everyone lol! Love it though, as he's proper cuddly boy! xxx
TL - Bun used to do this too! He would give me the tiniest piece of fluff or find the tiniest little piece of something in his food.
It's crazy! She'll come up to me with her hand held out and her index finger and thumb pushed together. For the life of me I can't see or feel ANYthing there, but she does. I'm at the point where I just wipe her whole hand "clean" just to satisfy her.
Yes we have the fluff thing too but now that she's a bit older it seems to come and go. Somedays she's really bothered, other days not so much. I'm thinking our somewhat slovenly standards of housekeeping are having an effect.
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