Quoting john casey (mtka):" yeah we dont put much emphasis on his smarts. he is a regular kid. i had no idea how fast he actually ... [snip!] ... He is such a social butterfly. i think it is because he is a twin though. all he has ever known was people chatting him up. "
He sounds awesome.
My dd is a little like that. She is definitely advanced, and very social. I'm interested to see what happens with her. She's in preschool this year and she'll have another year of pre-k next year. I was in all sorts of gifted programs as a kid and loved some of the work but hated the fact that I felt different. I had to go to a different school one day a week, or go to a higher grade class to join them for reading, stuff like that. I never skipped a grade, but I have a summer birthday so I was one of the youngest kids in my class anyway. In hindsight, I wish I had been held back a year because my social/emotional maturity was way behind by the time I finished high school, even though it seemed way ahead a few years earlier.
Kids are weird.