Things are going on around the house I can't share, but I think (hope, pray) the bad stuff is under control. Since I have chosen to keep that private I will share something which made THE WIFE and I burst with pride.
At Ben's school the kids have the ability to earn "Dollars" for good behavior and accomplishments. Those "Dollars" are saved for the end of the year where the school has an auction and the kids get to buy donated stuff. Today was the day of the auction and Ben had all of his "Money" ready and this morning he went in and spent all of his money on one thing.
A football for his big brother Christopher.
He did it because it hit him his brother would probably like to have a new football.
He is now trying to find the ball needle and pump to make sure it is inflated before he gets home. This simple act of selflessness is the kind of thing that makes me so proud of my children and makes me so happy to be a father.