Labor day afternoon, I pulled our 9-year old son aside, “You impressed me this morning”.
Three 9-year olds, the day before, took turns ganging up on each other in our pool. Playfully wrestling and fighting the way puppies or kittens do.
However, the next morning (Labor Day), it was 2-against-1 the entire morning. The other two boys are very athletic. Our son hasn’t played any sports yet.
But you would have never known. Not only did he have strength, he had endurance too. It would have been hard to take pick of the litter.
As we cuddled in bed that night, I purposefully asked him if he remembered our earlier conversation. He did.
It was the last thing I wanted.