"Katie* does," she said. (Katie is Bethany's very bright friend and classmate.)
"Oh," I said, stymied for a minute. "Uh ... well, everybody has stuff they're really good at, and other stuff they have to work harder at."
"What is Katie not good at?" she asked. Rhetorically.
"Uh ..." I stammered. "I don't really know her well enough to say, but I'm sure there's something."
Bethany suddenly smiled. "I know!" she exclaimed.
"What?" I asked.
"Katie is really good at being tall, and really bad at being short."
I could never have come up with that.
When it comes to my kids, I'm very good at being proud, and very bad at being humble.
*name has been changed to protect the high achieving
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