Tuesday, February 5, 2013
We Does Love Levi
Levi's teacher sent home a big pamphlet/workbook that I needed to fill out and then send back to the school. I've filled out this pamphlet several times over the years. It is a workbook where I rate how Levi is doing in his progression in many categories. Large motor skill, fine motor skill, communication, home/life skills, etc. The list goes on. It takes a little bit of time to fill out.
It would take a whole lot longer if the questions asked applied to Levi but as usual, I found myself marking the circles that were "Never" or "Very Little, requiring help". In years past when I have filled out this form it has saddened me. It's hard to fill in all of those circles saying your child doesn't do things that other kids his age do and take for granted that they do. This time around though, it didn't bother me. Last night at dinner Levi said, "How come everyone does love me so much"? We all laughed and told him, "Because you're our Levi"!
Levi may not be able to do everything other children his age can do but one thing he can do that they can't, is the connection Levi has to animals. All animals love Levi and are drawn to him. Last week we were at a neighbor's house. I looked over and there sat Levi with their cat perched happily on his belly purring and sleeping away. No surprise. This always happens. Another thing Levi can do that no one his age can do is his ability to remember the names of every animal he comes across. He knows several herd of horses names that he's come in contact with, he knows all of the neighbors dogs' names and cats' names, he knows animals' names that he's met only once and years later will see that person and walk up to them and ask them about their pet asking about the pet by name. He can't remember the owner's name but he knows their connection with their pet and their pet's name.
Just another reason in a million why we does love Levi.