Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Brainiac Lives Here

I have resisted for as long as I can. I have resisted because I don't want to be one of those moms who brags about her children's accomplishments, but alas, I guess am one of those moms. I can't fight it any more. Please forgive me, world.

Karianne, my oldest, is a beautiful, talented, funny, oh-so-cool young lady. She is also astonishingly intelligent. I knew this, and I thought she knew this. So I was a little puzzled when she was so very nervous to take the AP Biology test last May. I mean, yeah, it cost a little bit of money, but it was purely an optional thing; take the test, and if you score a 3 or higher, earn some college credit. Score a 1 or 2, and nothing is lost. No biggie. No pressure. Right? No of course not -- except from the mother with exceptionally high expectations. Ahem.

On a scale of 1 to 5, Karianne scored.... a big fat FIVE!

I am unreasonably proud of her.

Is that a sin?


  1. Yea for Karianne! Yea for Mon & Dad, the gene givers, and of course the very smart grand parents!

    It's OK to be proud and brag. I did my share. BYU Val.

  2. I hope it's not a sin! I was counting on that being one of the unmentioned perks of motherhood. :)

  3. That is awesome you have a smarty pants daughter. I am sure it has some to do with the gene pool and great parenting but what a huge personal accomplishment for her! Way to go Karrianne.

  4. Just switch "proud" to "well-pleased" and I think you're good.

    Way to go, Karianne!!


  5. ABSOLUTLY be proud of her. T his was a huge accomplishment and if our parents aren't proud of what we do (or well-pleased since that sounds more spiritual) then who can be??? They should know this without a shadow of a doubt because I think it helps them make good choices in the future. :)