|Brayden, age 6|
Most humans learn to go potty. (My dog is really great at that, too.)
Most humans learn to speak, walk, give kisses, ride a bike, etc. (My dog is absolutely terrible at riding a bike.) It's really just the things that I personally value from fellow humans that turn my head as far as development.
That being said, I do have a nephew that is hilariously witty (see above), artistically talented, (see above and below) and generally more interesting than most adults I come across.
I won't bore you with all of the Brayden Bragfest second hand anecdotes that sing of his cuteness, uniqueness, and wit.
But I don't think you can argue that his "Most Artistic" certificate from Kindergarten wasn't totally merited.
I mean seriously, how many kindergarteners do you know that have a grasp on the dynamic figure and foreshortening like this?
Brayden, completed at age 5.
As a first grader, he now wants to be an Army tanker. (His mom is a corpsman in the U.S. Navy.)
Who knows what he will do when he grows up, but I bet his doodles will be awesome. This kid is definitely getting professional grade art supplies and vintage comics from Aunt Née for Christmas.