He is SO SMART. Mine gets into MORE TROUBLE. She was talking/reading/walking/playing the didgeridoo BEFORE ANY OTHER KID. He NEVER SLEEPS.
So parents overhype their kids. I know, I know. In other news, water is wet. So what?
Well, it's natural to do. The things you see as a parent are stunning, like exploring a wild jungle that no outsider has ever visited. You see beautiful, frightening things there for the first, and maybe the only time in your life. You'll replay these events and scenes over and over in the coming decades. It's all quite incredible, and not easy to describe to nonparentals.
But there are some people, and you may never know quite who they are, that put up with more than the rest of us. A lot more.
I give you this little gem by the brilliant Tim Dalrymple.
Philosophical Fragments - Yes, Your Child is Difficult