Today is J's last day of school. James and I went to what will likely be the first of numerous awards celebrations for him yesterday. He was recognized for his national placement on a math competition that he took part in after school in March. There were quite a few others from his school who were recognized with him, including some who performed better than him in his grade level. When he stood up he was obviously very proud of himself, as he should be, and he has never gotten upset that he did not finish the highest among his school peers. This is a mark of some maturity and a little relaxing of his perfectionism, which makes me proud. It was good to see how far he has come.