I've often wondered why more thought isn't given to Jesus's life between birth and age 12 ( aside from some non-Canonical "Infancy Gospels", or perhaps Anne Rice's book Out of Egypt, which attempts to take a presumtive first person narrative perspective of a 7 year old Jesus).
Think about it: What would a 3, or 5, or perhaps 7 year old Son of
God, who would be all-knowing and all-powerful, but with the poor fine-motor skills of a little boy, produce for artwork? Would He be scrawling out crude representations of 3D and 4D shapes onto parchment, to be nailed to the walls of Joseph's shop?
I think part of the reason so little thought is given to Jesus early childhood is that some Christians might find it somehow blasphemous to think of the Son of God, giggling his little head off, food smeared all over his face, at the dinner table. Or of the all-knowing Creator of the Universe with his little legs held up in the air while Mary cleaned up his poopy bottom?
But why should this be a problem? I mean, he was supposedly human, the "Son of Man", right?