I’m not a huge watch person, but when a friend offers you, a Stark, a beautiful wood and leather House Stark watch, you take it and say “THANK YOU!!!!!”
One of the things that frustrates me about discussions of the Stark kids' education is that our perception of their abilities is framed by comparisons to adults. Who, in their peer group, started out skilled in politics? Joffrey, whose unchecked tendency towards cruelty sent the kingdom into war? Dany, who only knows to do as her brother says to avoid being hurt? Margaery (book), who does seem predisposed to political skill but is still supported by a politically motivated family?