A mom describing her lack of "seeing" that her kids were profoundly gifted: "Not that I was displeased with most of these things. I could have used more sleep, and I knew my children possessed a phenomenal ability to disorganize a house, but mostly I thought they were cute. All children are cute, aren’t they? And all children are full of energy, and they all make a mess. I knew my neighbors had neater houses, but I blamed myself rather than my children." http://www.homeeducator.com/FamilyTimes/articles/81-4.html
It never occurred to me that my messy house was a sign of having gifted children!