Oh Lauren, Are we twins separated at birth? If so, it’s probably because we wouldn’t sit still and stop touching everything! LOL. And yup, I was a problem child in school too. It was only after I learned the rules of the neurotypical (the NT’s) world that I excelled and became the darling “wiz kid”. In fact my work nick-name was the “Idea Machine” and I made a very good living and usually had lots of fun solving problems. And, what was really special was that they paid me money to have all that fun. So, there can be a silver lining to our way of thinking.
Happy Divergence to All, Marg