People who've seen him are forever telling me, unprompted, that my little boy is good at Thai boxing. It happened again this week, and I'm proud that he seems to have some talent for it as opposed to being proud of him for having a talent.
I take him to swimming lessons as well. At the end of last term his friend Jonnie got promoted leaving Ben one class below. He buckled down, asked Ian the teacher what he had to do to catch up, did it, and was promised he could move up after half term.
Yesterday was the first lesson after half term. Mission accomplished, and I want to record that I am proud of him for pulling it off.