I've often said it - kids are awesome!
I forget where I saw it, but there's a study on "creative genius" (or something like that - I might have phrased it wrong - but close enough), and what they found was before kids enter school, they score insanely high -- like ALL kids do (98%). Then, as they progress through school, they lose it. School basically sucks it out of them. By the time they graduate, nobody's scoring jack anymore.