“In the last two weeks my 9-year-old son, Oscar, has volunteered at the local animal shelter, played his violin in concert, made some wicked moves on the board in Chess Club, met with his Latin tutor, and organized a bake sale and online fundraiser that yielded nearly $1,500 for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
“All of his own free will and all his original ideas, mind you.
“I say this not to boast or to vicariously bask in his glory. I am just as proud of the work I’ve done myself over the past two weeks as I am of the work he has done. In fact, I think it’s safe to say my work ethic matches his. However, he is 9 and, well, I am clearly not. . . .”
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