Tiger Mom's control over her perfect daughter may be slipping. Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, spawn of Amy Chua, is now indulging in a favorite pasttime of slackers everywhere: blogging. "When the whole world's calling you a mindless robot, you kind of get the urge to start talking," she posts in her new blog, Tiger Sophia. Snippets:
- On Tiger Mom: "She has a ridiculous amount of energy, but eventually she collapses in bed. She’ll be like, 'Sophia, get me my water bottle!' when it’s on her bedside table."
- On the book: "It’s despicable to suggest her book is satirical, and I’m deeply traumatized. If you lay awake every night weeping over the charred remains of your stuffed animals, you’d be traumatized too. [edit: for the love of god, people, I'M KIDDING]"
- On growing up Tiger: "When you spend 7 hours at school a day, 180 days a year, for 13 years, you rack up 16,380 hours of social interaction. That’s the equivalent of over 3,200 five-hour playdates. So overall, I don’t feel too deprived."
- On mom at Chinese restaurants: "My mom knows the Hokkien dialect of Chinese, not Mandarin, so she orders in English. If the waiter doesn’t speak English, my mom thinks she can help him understand by faking a Chinese accent: 'We lahk tofu SPAH-CY!'"
- On college: "I'm seriously considering both Yale and Harvard." (She was accepted at both.) But at either school, she jokes that she'll "sleep all day, rave all night, learn by osmosis."
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