This definitely isn't a sign of 'giftedness' but I wanted to share with some fellow parents. Two days ago DS 3.5 went and played in the backyard for about 30 minutes on his own. When he came in he was being very shifty and trying to hide from us which made us think he must have done something but we couldn't figure out what it was. Yesterday I realized he had a ton of mud in one of his ears, luckily it wasn't very deep into his ear (yay for having an otoscope even if I can't use it well). Took until today to get him to admit that he tried to put a rolly-polly (pillbug) in his ear but it fell out, thank goodness. About a year and a half ago he put a pinto bean up his nose, I'd hoped we were done experimenting after that. He makes me tired.