We all know that I think Big Kid's a genius. The stuff he knows is unbelievable and the way he thinks is really interesting/unusual.
His memory is out of this world. They count their school days, and he can tell you what number school day almost any event happened. Miranda's birthday? 34th day of school. On the 86th day of school, Gabrielle made Kency cry. He was on warning watch the 104th day of school...and so on and so forth.
Add that parlor trick to the long list of saying the alphabet backwards, practicing geography on the weekends, adding columns of numbers for fun, and making up word scrambles for me in his head and it is pretty obvious that he thinks differently.
What completely baffles me, however, is his complete and total inability to figure out underwear.
Underwear. Not a tough concept, we wear it every day, under our clothing, one leg per hole, tag in the back.
Not Big Kid. If I toss a pair of inside-out undies to Big Kid, he balls them up, scrutinizes them, stretches them out, twists them into a rope shape, and will spend ten frustrated minutes trying to figure out how to turn them right side out and get the tag in the back.
If I leave them laid out with his school clothes, he forgets to put them on. He genuinely seems to forget too, he seems as surprised as I am when I bring his lack of underwear to his attention.
If I hand them to him, right-side out and tag in the back, he'll put two legs in one hole.
WHAT THE HELL??
Most mornings it is comical, but sometimes it gets frustrating because it seems like something he should easily be able to master. Every morning we go through it and he gets pissed if I show any sign of exasperation.
Socks also baffle him. We even bought him the type with gray soles...he still puts them on upside down 9 times out of 10.
So, if you want your desktop background and icons customized, he's your man. Just don't expect him to be wearing socks or underwear when he does it.