Ok folks. I think I can answer this.
Now the Christian scriptures don't tell us too much about Jesus as a kid. But ironically, the Quran provides much more insight about the amazing young Jesus. Here is a quick synopsis of a story that was left out of the Christian texts: That day, Mary gave birth to her son Jesus in the middle of the desert.
Forty days later she carried baby Jesus back to her people. The Quran goes on to describe that Mary vowed not to speak to anyone that day, as God was to make Jesus, who Muslims believe spoke in the cradle, perform his first miracle. The Quran goes on to narrate that Mary then brought Jesus to the temple, where she was immediately ridiculed by all the temple elders. But Zachariah believed in the virgin birth and supported her. The elders accused Mary of being a loose woman and having touched another man while unmarried. In response, Mary pointed to her son, telling them to talk to him. They were angered at this and thought she was mocking them, by asking them to speak with an infant. It was then that God made the infant Jesus speak from the cradle and he spoke of his prophecy for the first time. He said, which are verses 19:30-33 in the chapter of Mary in the Quran:
He said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;
And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;
(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;
So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)!"
—Quran, sura 19 Maryam, ayat 30-33 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_in_Islam
Now this is what I'm thinking. Mary did not invest in a 529 college fund with her windfall. Instead, she went to the temple, and it was a pretty emotional experience all around. I suspect that she made some poor choices that day.
Now who remembers the scene from the other scriptures, where Jesus as an adult, gets really really upset about commercial activity going on in the temple? I think most of us might consider his temper tantrum really disproportionate to the circumstances. I mean, he was downright violent!
So here is my theory. Back on that day when Jesus was a baby, (a talking baby) Mary took him to the temple, and there was commercial activities going on. After the whole ordeal of being mocked by the elders, she went on a shopping spree, and she blew all of the money.
Seriously. I think this explains a lot about that Jesus tantrum decades later.
What do our biblical scholars think?