I never thought of Sophia as being a particularly easy or well behaved child. If anything, she is stubborn (refuses to use public toilet), petty (complains about a boy who stepped on her fingers and didn’t say sorry hours after it happened) and a fussy eater (eats few things outside of green leafy veg, plain rice, pizza, ice cream, bah kwah and Ikan billis). However, when I brought her to my office’s community service day (where I thought she was actually quite a nuisance walking among the elderly as they exercised and quite rude not talking much to people), my colleagues were jokingly smirking and telling each other “wait till her second one comes along, she won’t be so lucky twice”.
Come to think of it, she does have some surprising characteristics. Just yesterday she was given a lollipop at music class and, even though she loved it, because we told her it spoilt her teeth, she sucked it for a while and chucked the rest. She also very rarely threw tantrums outside, even pulling her away from the playground is more of a fun game of catching and teasing rather than of dragging her away with tears and screams. She also, of course, the most surprising bit to everyone, loves green leafy vegetables. I guess I did strike it lucky. Fingers crossed with no. 2!