March 8 is Women's Day in Chinese Culture. In Suzhou, the schools were promoting the behavior of respecting the elder. Winston said his teacher asked all the kids to wash their mothers' feet at home. I felt funny and embarrassed. But Winston insisted doing it. He said his teacher would ask whether they finish this kind of "homework" the following day . So I had to take a basin full of water and sat on a stool to let Winston washed my feet. It tickled and we both laughed.
I know in kids' mind, they only want to do as teachers say. But at least the schools are promoting something valuable and I think the concept and attitute will build up in their mind gradually.
Last weekend was Wisnton's birthday. I am glad that he did not ask for any presents. He planned a family concert in which Richy and I played Cannon D major and Bach's Minuet together with piano and violin and Winston played Wild Rose with piano. So we played music on Saturday night with only 3 of us as both the players and the audience. I made banana & apple cake and cooked glutinous rice with veggie mix for dinner. Although everything sounded normal and causal on this day, Winston was quite happy. This reminded me the bithday he had last year, I bought a big cake for him to share and celebrate in his class in Kindergarden and everyone had a great time. However, at that time I had considered to celebrate Wisnton's birthday in low profile because as kids grow older they tend to compete and compare on something unnecessary. More importantly, I don't want to spoil a little kid's small appetite or turn him into a dinosaur.
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