Anitdote to a tough day: this is more of a revealing anecdote than a brag.

2 mos ago, DS3y "failed" his level one swim class, (really because he is very young for it, it's for 3-5 yr olds, they are expected to be able to pass level 3 by the time they have their 6th birthday) but they gave out report cards with checks and x's, and I pointed out to him that he could actually do many of the x'd things a year ago. He was taken aback or something, and wanted to go back in the pool and rectify the situation immediately.

This morning, he got his "report card" from the next set of classes. He passed level two (despite being enrolled in level one), with every single point met. This is particularly shocking, because I am VERY sure I did not know he could do half of that stuff.

We've had them in the water since they were 4 mos old, becasue with DS1 it was one of the only times he'd stop crying! When we switched pools, I was a little annoyed to encounter report cards, alas, the other was destroyed by fire.

DS1: Hon, you already finished your homework
DS2: Quit it with the protesting already!