I was having this discussion with a good friend a few weeks ago, about whether or not our children are born with innate skills, hobbies and interests. Our conclusion was that it's definitely always a mix of nature and nurture, but that innate skills are definitely there. For one, S had been very active since he was in my belly. After he was born, he was still all about the kicking. Physically, he just developed quickly. He took his first steps at 10 months! And now, as a toddler, he's very athletic and loves all kinds of sports.