"He felt that he was in possession of some impossible good news, which made every other thing a triviality, but an adorable triviality."
-- G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday, Chapter XV
Friday, February 25, 2011
Tiger Mom and the Math Olympics
Accommodating and nurturing Dad this morning to his daughter who will be participating in the Math Olympics today: "Remember, no matter how you do, you're a winner just for getting into the Math Olympics."
Oh gag me.
Italian-Welsh, and newly-baptized "Chinese" Mom (inspired by Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua) to same: "But, you'll really be a winner if you bring home a medal."
(Of course, were I really gung-ho Chinese, I might have said, "And don't even think of coming home without one." But, I'm not that Chinese.)