Friday, May 13, 2016

Mother's Day Tea

Sojo's teacher is so into celebrating them and others that even we parents are reaping the benefits. She organized a Mother's Day tea yesterday where we were escorted into the room by our child and sat at a table filled with cards and gifts.

Sojo's job was to serve me. It was adorable and hilarious at the same time as you could easily tell that almost none of the kids had ever actually made a cup of tea for anyone. The lady next to me wound up being served a cup of cold milk with a tea bag thrown in by her son. Sojo did pretty well and remembered that I drink my tea super sweet. We also had donuts. Then, when she was done and still wanted more to do, she convinced me I needed a coffee now. And another donut.

In true Sojo style, I had asked her in the morning if she was excited about the day. Her reply was no. When I probed at to why not, it had to do with the fact that she had to serve me. She is nothing if not honest. After the tea, we debriefed and she admitted that she did like serving me. I could tell the whole time as she was a total lovebug that day.

Sunday, May 08, 2016


Since Sojo was little, she has hated wearing dresses. Just hated it. When she was old enough to express herself, she let us know this. So, long ago, we stopped buying her dresses and asked others to do the same as they just sat in the closet. Plus, as Sojo says, "You have to be who you are." True that, kiddo. She has her own style, and she is happy with it.

So, this year, when her class was writing persuasive speeches, she wrote hers on gender roles. The kids literally got on boxes to share their speeches with the school, and it was glorious watching her share her views on gender with others. At the end of the day, her message was to accept people for who they are, not what they wear or do. Plus, she despises how stores have signs for toys that are boy toys and girl toys.

Seriously proud of her conviction at such a young age. I can only imagine what she will be like as she ages. Extra cute bonus points for dressing up by wearing a tie.