When I pick up "big Jake" and marvel at his broad shoulders, back, and neck, I wonder is he genetically pre-destined to be a future hall of fame football player?
The most recent example of this is with Lucas. He is unbelievably smart for a 9 1/2 month old. If I hand him and one of his siblings both a toy, he will hide his toy behind his back or under his belly for protection and then go after the sibling's toy. He already understands he needs to first protect his belongings before he goes after someone else's. How does this kid know that already? Is he destined to be a corporate raider- obtaining and taking apart another's company? Or could he be on the path to be a leader in the military? The other day I saw Luke put his problem solving skills into action. He was sitting on the kitchen island in his bumbo seat (don't judge) while Kurt and I prepared food. There was a can of veggies next to him but just out of reach. I watched as he stretched and stretched to touch the can but couldn't quite do it. So he sat for a minute devising his plan. He picked up the toy from his lap and used it to slide the can over within his reach so he could touch it. I was so amazed that I immediately told Kurt what had just transpired. He couldn't believe it either. Is that the normal mind of a baby his age? He's not even pulling up or walking yet and he's already solving problems. So how do you know if you have a baby genius? Only time will tell. But mark my words...watch Lucas...he's got something special.