whenever i ask ben about something, 99.9% of the time he knows all about the topic and can explain things in depth to me. even things that i wouldn't think ben would have interest in, he still knows or he'll say, i'm not sure but i would like to know more about it.
sometimes i even ask ben to give me the 30 second explanation of something (because deep down i know it will take at least 5 minutes)--- and so it takes ben a minute or two to compressed the explanation before he gives it to me.
i can almost see the wheels turning that point.
my family has often commented on how smart they think ben is (because he is).
so really i just wanted to tell you, ben that i think you are really super smart. i think you have great analytical skills and you are clever and witty.
i am really proud of you...
and well, i just needed you to know that.