When tuney opperties ariz
For dressing up some bragging biz
I cannot help but mention thiz —
Each of my grandkidz iz a whiz!
The news has reached us that grandson in Inglund has just gradjermerated as a BA (Hons) with a most creditabubble result.
Furthermuchmore, the younger granddaughterlets in Sarf Efrica have both earned glowing mid-year reports. R had an 80 aggregate and came home with an Academic Merit badge. J had a report strewn with sevens (Outstanding Achievement) with just a couple of sixes (Meritorious) and a five (Substantial) to tone it down a tiny bit.
Then, yesterday, we attended the annual Swim School Prizegiving. R took away her Provincial Swimming badge for 1500 metres in under 40 minutes, swum when 9, while J had her 800 metre distance badge (done when still 6!) plus a silver badge from the Natal Provincial Swimming Association for all the criteria attached to it such as swimming in all strokes, tumble turns, etc. She was also awarded with the cup for the Best Girl Swimmer!
We noted with interest that the pupil who got the Best Swimmer cup (male or female) was also a girl, who is 10 years old and whom J quite often beats in their lessons!
OK, OK, I’ll stop bragging now …