My daughter has been playing table tennis since she was in primary one. Over the years and through continues practicing, she became very good at it and has been in school team ever since. Yearly competition among schools would usually see her brought back trophies, medals or plaques.
When she was younger, I would wash her table tennis shoes for her periodically. Now she can wash it herself, I let her do it. The problem is she just does not want to do it. Whenever I see her wearing that dirty shoes to training or competition, I would scold her. Telling her that she would be the only player who wears dirty shoes. She nonchalantly replied: “mom, please chill out, we all wear the same colored shoes, you know”. Oh, my gosh… really ??