My baby boy (age 10, so maybo not really a baby any more) has been selected to go to a special event for "Gifted and Talented" children! He is one of only 4 kids from his school that have been chosen, so we are really proud of him. Number One Son is also a member of this organisation, so it looks like we will soon have 2 members!
Meanwhile, my daughter likes to keep her talents a secret but it is now clear that she is at or near the top of most of her classes. This is quite amazing as a couple of years ago she was only making average or just below average grades. Funny, we always suspected that there was more to her than she was letting us see, and it is now finally showing.
Number One Son continues to shine, having just taken his AS Level Maths exam at 15 (normally done at 17) and found it "quite easy". They are now planning his next 3 years at school, hoping that he can complete not only this maths A Level, but also another one in applied maths before he leaves the school. This in addition to studying other subjects as normal, of course! We sometimes worry that he being pushed too hard, but he is more than happy with things so that is OK. We do our best to keep the pressure off, being pleased with his achievements but not expecting anything. Mrs RC has even said that if he gets to 18 years old and decides that instead of Uni he wants to run away with the circus that is fine, so long as he is happy - that is what life is about after all!