When she was learning to cruise a few months back, Sophia spent an inordinate amount of time in front of this mini fridge we have in the living room, using it as a walking/standing aid. This made me think it may be a good idea to buy some alphabet magnets for the fridge and maybe she’ll know all the alphabets by 18 months like Amy Chua’s daughter Sophia. Perhaps I was too ambitious because all she was interested in was swiping the magnets onto the floor and stepping on them… and making us sweep off the alphabets stuck to her feet thereafter. There goes all my grand plans. I remain hopeful that one day, when she’s ready, the alphabet magnets will become a good learning aid.