My son is a boy wonder. He won't even try to do something at all, and then he gets it on the first try. My theory is that he's just sitting around planning out his strategy, visualizing how he'll do it, and then he surprises and impresses us with his new tricks.
Take, for example, the rocking horse. The only time he's ever even been on it was when we put him on it to take some pictures. Fast forward to today, where he just climbed on the horse (and he did have to climb because he's so little), rocked and rocked, and dismounted like a champ. Nate and I both rode horses once upon a time, so maybe it's just in his blood.
For your viewing pleasure (no questionable language involved):