i've seen the bumper stickers... "my dog is better than your honor student". and believe me, i know where you're coming from. in fact, it wasn't until we moved south of the border that i even saw one of the "my child is an honor student at..." stickers, and i thought they were rather arrogant and foolish. i mean, really, who cares?
turns out, kids do. you see, the poor parent driving that car doesn't really have a choice about whether or not to stick on that sticker. because they send them home from school in the eager hands of said child, as reward & motivation. and what kind of parent, faced with the glowing eyes of their lovely child, proudly presenting their hard earned bumpersticker with the words, "let's go put in on the car right now!", can say "no"? that is a spirit crusher!
so yes, i drive around with "...my kid..." bumper stickers. and i am proud of The Girls beyond reason. but i only have the bumper stickers because i have to. i'd rather be a vaguely embarrassed mom than a spirit crushing one.