Just wondered whether others heard it, and any comments on chap from Kent.
Son is involved with rugby, cricket, basketball, (football?) and on Saturday's has golf lessons. I just wondered with the amount of time spent on these (rugby after school 2-3 times a week, I'll have to listen again!) whether there was much time for academic study.
When I was around 8/9 I was away at boarding school (will explain why another time) where we had lessons from 09:00 to lunch time, and spent 2-3 hours after lunch doing sport, depending on the season, so sometimes we'd do a run around the perimeter (about a mile), or play hockey, football, cricket, or in the summer do other things like try javelin, or go swimming. I remember we had lessons again from about 16:30 to 18:00 and after a meal, did our school work from about 19:00 to 21:00. Hours may have varied for summer because I know the times above were aimed at allowing us sport during daylight in winter.
We had 'spare time' to ourselves at least Saturday afternoon and Sunday, and one afternoon in the week, but don't remember us having "too much" sport which is how I felt when I heard about all the activities the youngster in Kent was doing.
It may have been the way that the dad was presenting the info. At one stage DS was doing rugby, cricket, basketball and football. Or I could say: DS did either rugby or cricket (depending on the season), lunchtime basketball once a week in the winter, and tell me a boy who never kicks a football.
I think it was a case of stealth boasting and general puffing-up-ness.