Ok, so it might not be anything special, but to me it is. I'm proud of this, and I'm sharing.
In school last week, Michael and Matthew had a few days where they talked about Horton the Elephant. One day, they were asked to draw a picture of Horton. Michael's looks like a couple of circles with lines radiating out from it. What you would expect from 3 and 4 year olds. Matthew's...well. It's an elephant. I mean REALLY an elephant. It has exactly four legs. It has a tail. It has a trunk. It has big elephant ears. It has eyes. It even has TUSKS. All of this in the right place. I'M AMAZED. You could tell what this is without having been told it was an elephant.
It's too early to tell, but did he get the artistic tendencies of my side of the family? (HOPE!HOPE!HOPE!) We worry so much about his development, and he never seems interested in taking part in art. He focuses on one color and will only use it. (Right now, he's in his 'sea foam green' phase) But could there be talent in there somewhere?
Anyway, on to HORTON THE ELEPHANT:
*EDIT* Oh, I forgot to include this little gem about when we took Matthew to the neurologist. It warmed my heart and made me feel better about all he goes through. The neurologist wanted to judge whether he could identify emotions. He drew a smiley face, a frowning face, and a face with a straight line for a mouth. He asked what each were. Matthew said happy, sad and mad. The doctor then asked which one was Matthew and he pointed to the smiley face :)