Mark won 3rd place in our homeschool co-op Spelling Bee today. More importantly, he acted really well when he was “out”, missing the last word that gave him third place, and when he had to leave the stage and come down to the floor to wait out the final winners, he did it without complaining or acting up (his autism gets in the way of reasoning quite often and there can be a “scene” :). Also important, he participated – while it is individual spelling, it is also team work – without others to compete with, you can’t have a Bee. So, I am so proud of him today. He brought home two ribbons today, the third place one and the Participant one. Congrats to all the kids that gave it their all!