Well, not really. But he is pretty darned smart. And since he's only 8, his little brain isn't polluted by images of the way things SHOULD be.
For example: I cut out a baseball cap cookie in order to make this for a baby shower platter:
Please excuse the poor piping. I was having squiggle issues with a Wilton #1 tip. I need more PME tips. Like, for real.
Anyway, the boy looked at the little naked ball cap cookie cooling on the rack and said, "Why did you make a bird?" I replied that I had done no such thing and asked him to explain himself.
Well, long story short, he tried but I couldn't see it. I'm really bad at alternate uses for cookie cutters. The best I ever managed was turning a surfboard into a needle and thread. But that's another post entirely.
I gave him the edible markers and asked him to draw what he saw.
This is what he gave me:
Isn't it great?!?! If I ever want to do something different, I show him a cutter and ask what it looks like. He usually comes up with something utterly unique.
So not to be out done or left out, the girl asked for a cookie and some markers. Here is what she produced (please keep in mind that she just turned 4):
And the back:
It says, "Dear Jesus, I love you. Thank you for the birds and the flowers and the food and my family."
She's absolutely precious. But she's not a very good speller, yet.