Yes, you are absolutely right. I think I wrote in a previous post that we reward progress and individual achievement in our kids...because we absolutely treat them each as individuals and do not expect the boys to compete for their sister's grades. That's what I was trying to say...perhaps not clearly. I was trying to say I won't expect to see that kind of level in my boys...and would never be disappointed in them if they don't...but I also won't count it out because all three of my kids are very bright. As long as they do their personal best...and try hard...we are happy for them. "Great" for them may not be the same as "great" for their sister...but I'm equally as proud when they all do great! I also see their individual strengths...my boys do well in some areas that their sister is not as strong...and I don't believe "book smarts" is the only way to success. My middle son is an absolute budding entrepreneur...and my youngest has a strong interest in science. As any mom does, I see the amazing things about all three of my kids.