Although I love all of my kids to death, I find myself kind of jealous when I hear about kids who are highly successful. For me, it is mostly adult kids who are at college, getting A's, planning for a big time career, playing sports, just MAKING IT in a big way. Of all of my five kids that I raised to adulthood, only Scott, the child who does not really believe he is part of our family, is highly successful. He owns his own business. The others are just average people. None of them completed a four year college. SportsFan and PastryChef have decent jobs in spite of that, but I have two nieces who are in college for Medical Assistant and Pharmacist and get straight A's. And Jumper's boyfriend J. is going to also excel in college both academically and in sports. I'm not even sure Jumper can get into college to play sports and become the gym teachers she'd like to become (or personal trainer). She doesn't want to settle for a two year school...wants to go to a four year college right away, but unless she can do the work, it isn't going to happen. That is her dream and she tries hard to do well, yet she struggles with her grades and it breaks my heart because I so badly want her to be able to go to college right away, like she wants to do. It is kind of sad to me when I hear about so many kids who are jumping into the college scene, ready to be very successful. I feel badly about it...obviously I am happy for the kids, but I am sad for my kids and for me. I guess it's selfish of me. Does anybody else look at other children or young adults, see them doing really well, and feel a pang? Sonic would just like to be able to get his driver's license! Is it just me?