I think the tough thing about being a mom, is that it is hard to discern my influence and the difference I make in my child. It is hard to tell what qualities my child possesses because of my efforts versus his own personality traits. Apparently, it is hard for him to discern too...
Me: "Can you say our phone number?"
My Son: [Repeats our phone number perfectly]
My Husband: "Wow! Has mom been teaching you things?"
My Son: "Noooo! I'm just smart."