I've been wondering something.. The day your children were born, what was your FIRST impression of them? How did they turn out (so far)? On a scale of 1-10, how do you think they'll turn out (10=mother Theresa, 1= homeless, drugged out murderer.. 5=average Joe) Be honest! I'll go first: DD13- I thought she looked like a tiny alien, she frightened me. Now she is sweet and loving, but definitely has ADHD and is lazy. I give her a 5. Surroson11- I don't know him at all, but I am his biological mother, and I did see him at birth. He was the ugliest of my children, looked like a weird white and red skinny toad. He's autistic, but I have no idea what level of functioning (I do know they were hoping to mainstream him by 2nd grade, so I assume pretty high functioning). Since I don't know him, can't rate him. DD10- Gorgeous when she was born, perfectly formed. DD10 shows a LOT of potential. She has a wonderful work ethic, is detail oriented, and has many gifts. Generally easy to get along with (unless something doesn't go her way, then her temper comes out, and it's scary!) If she doesn't let her emotions get her into trouble, she has an excellent chance.. give her a 7. DS8- Was quite scrawny when born. Had an odd look to his face, looked "grumpy". This boy is my trouble. Unless things turn around, I'm afraid he's not going to do well. I give him a 3. Even though I see differences in my kids, I love them all, and try not to "play favorites"... if anything, my middle daughter is so easy that it's easy to not pay enough attention to her.