Okay, this probably won't seem like a big deal to some of you, but I'm bursting with pride (and a touch of relief for DS since he's one to put a lot of pressure on himself).

DS7 won his school's first grade spelling bee. Doesn't sound like much to many of you, I'm sure. But when it was down to him and one other child, they gave them words from the 3rd-5th grade list that we'd never seen before to get a winner. He spelled words like SAFARI correctly, and then INFERNO to win. He told the tester that he didn't even know what inferno meant. He is sooooo happy, and I'm so happy for him. He's been asking when he could be in a spelling be since he was at least 4 years old.

And I'm very pleased to say that the other moms were really sweet. No comments that I must push him or anything. I still felt awkward, though, when they asked if we've ever had him tested because he's "SOOOO smart". I don't know why I feel guilty about it -- he IS smart. I guess I have to get over it.

But, for now, I'm just tickled for him.