I got a text upon wake up and it was from Sofia’s BFF when she was a baby. Her name is also Sofia and they spent 4 years together at daycare and had their first ever sleepover before we left DC in 2017. Sofia S’s mom sent me the link to Sofia’s youtube channel. I was WOOOO!!! She’s 7 and she has a youtube channel????
When my Sofia woke up I showed it to her. She was super excited to see her childhood friend, especially more than just a picture or video that we sometimes exchange with her mom. In the video, Sofia S has transformed from a shy girl that barely talked at school except with her close friends, to a youtuber? I was beyond my comprehension. Then I asked my Sofia, do you want to be a youtuber too? She hesitated and asked me: you said you’ll be on TV this week, you like to be a youtube too? I replied to her: I don’t like to be youtuber because I don’t like to be famous. Not everyone likes to be famous and not all impactful people are famous. She paused for few second and said: I don’t want to be famous either, I just want to be a normal people.
Few hours later when they came back from swimming pool, daddy said that Sofia announced she wants to write a book, a book about her life since kindergarten.
Oh…. these kids are just so interesting. I wonder what goes to their mind everyday?! I also realised how influenceable they are. Who they are surrounded by, what they read/watch/listen all shape their values and ideas. Fortunately I know that kids change, their ideals change because I changed so much over the years. 😉
Photo of the day: Sofia reading, Lizzy peeling her banana. 😀 Somehow it makes me smile.
Q: What did you want to do when you were kids?
I wanted to be a diplomat when I was 12. Somehow my current job has some similarity to it but totally different.