Did you know?

Did you know that kids with arthrogryposis end up having above average intelligence? I don’t know how many times I’ve been told that by doctors and other parents. I actually asked our pediatrician if that was because instead of playing football, they instead  read a book. That’s the age old question: nature or nurture. Are they smarter because of the arthrogryposis? Or are they smarter because of the limits of arthrogryposis? Most if not all say it’s the former. Well sufficed to say, you wouldn’t want to be on the show ‘Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? How about one  with Arthrogryposis?’ Because we’re probably not. :)

Charley was very encouraged by this news. He values brain power over body power. I mean the kid wasn’t allowed to climb trees! Unlike my  ball games, he did reading contests. (He actually liked Awana for the  book work  NOT the games… yeah weirdo.) :) So I catch him trying to “genius-up” the baby all the time.

This is me recording  (unbeknownst to my  husband) a simple game of cards turning, dare I say it, educational. (Eww the E word.)  

One Response to “Did you know?”

  1. linda wesley says:

    funny! and the smile on charley’s face at the end of the clip is totally priceless.

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