Back in college, we had [Chinese] friends named Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford. We had considered naming our own kid Juilliard or Curtis if we had a boy. We hadn’t thought of a name for a girl, so Joelle it was. Joelle rhymes with ‘oh well’.
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/Conducting Rachmaninoff at 2 days old, potty training at two weeks, talking at 5 weeks, and now, she’s an expert at dancing to the beat of piano music.
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Dancing to daddy playing "Fly Me to the Moon"Dancing to daddy playing "Fly Me to the Moon"
Dancing to daddy playing "Fly Me to the Moon"

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/When she’s not dancing, she’s listening to mommy and daddy practicing the piano. Here’s daddy practicing Chopin’s Ballade
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Practicing the Ballade with daddyPracticing the Ballade with daddy
Practicing the Ballade with daddy

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/And here’s mommy and daddy practicing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
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Listening to mommy and daddy practice the Rhapsody in BlueListening to mommy and daddy practice the Rhapsody in Blue
Listening to mommy and daddy practice the Rhapsody in Blue

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/Well, in case you haven’t read the recent article “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior“, take notes!