Have you witnessed this phenomenon? A parent will post a status update such as:
"...is so proud of Brittany for making the honor roll!"
And then, after the parent's boastful update, all of the parent's Facebook friends come out of the woodwork to outdo each other:
Comment #1: "Congrats! John made honor roll three times so far and we think he's going to be admitted to Harvard in the fall."
Comment #2: "Wait'll she makes National Honor Society. When Chelsea was inducted, that was the proudest moment of our lives."
Comment #3: "Congratulations. Will she be in the gifted program in the fall? If so, maybe she can hang out with my Amanda! She's been in the gifted program for 3 years now."
Comment #4: "My son is in the gifted program at St. Bart's. "
And on and on it goes, each parent more interested in bragging about their own kid and hoping that their kid's achievements will make them look like big success stories, than in congratulating the person posting the update. I don't know what is sadder - the fact that people are so self-absorbed and conceited, or the fact that they have no life of their own and must live vicariously through their kids.