Quoting Maria + Cory = Alexis:" My mother would give my brother cash for getting B's on a report card. I was an honor roll student and ... [snip!] ... showed up late for the graduation and left early. My brother enrolls into college for one term and they couldn't be prouder. "
See i would never do that or some of the other obvious stuff that people hav put on here.. As much as I dread the band concerts.. I still go and i go to everything for them all...
But on the subject of my sis and me.. ya.. i would put her in the "loser" category but she was "the baby"... she goes to college repeatedly on GI bill money and NEVER has earned anything more than a couple of associates degrees.. She's in school now AGAIN.. she probably has more college hours than to get a PHD..
I went through highschool and college also top of my class.. magna cum laude, and very successful career (and maybe that's why i expect my daughter to do the same).. All the things that I would be proud of my kids for..
I did tell ALL of the kids, even my husband's who doesnt live with us.. that if they get full-ride scholarships. i will buy them each a $30,000 car. in 4-1/2 years though, that may not be much..