Charles: (looking at Laura's report card) Hey, you improved your reading grade!
Laura: Can't take much credit for that. It's mostly review words. Mary gets a lot of harder words.
Charles: Well, of course she does. Mary's older. You can always be proud when you move up a grade like that.
Laura: You can be proud if you work hard, even if your grades don't show it, can't you Pa?
Charles: You bet you can.