I have a fun story from therapy today. Price was with his occupational therapist and there was another little boy working with another occupational therapist in the same room. This little boy is about the same age as Price and the same size. He is just darling. This boy has autism and according to his mom, does not enjoy playing with other children and rarely makes eye contact. Physically, this little guy does everything a "normal" 2 year old does...walks, runs, climbs, etc. Well, turns out that he is really taking a liking to our Price man. Price's therapist, Carole, said that the two boys played in the ball pit and seemed to really enjoy one another's company. Price loves other kids and is a very sociable little guy but benefited greatly from watching this boy move, use a hammer, climb out of the ball pit, you name it. And this sweet boy with autism benefited from the social interaction. His strengths are Price's weaknesses and Price's strengths are his weaknesses. Even cooler, Carole said the little boy stared Price right in the eyes and waved goodbye to him when his session was over.
I just love this story and even more so love how people are drawn to Price. I also love hearing about Price's strengths because there are so many. Sometimes I tend to hone in on the weaknesses and forget about all the things he does so well.