families with children 8
Mother: Come here, Xiaoxue. Look at the shrimps. Eat more!
Xiaoxue: But it is a healthy concept to tell people to eat less.
Father: It’s OK. It’s your first day here. This is specially cooked for you by your mother.
Xiaoxue: She is Liu Xing’s mother.
Mother: Umm, have a taste of the eggplant.
Xiaoxue: I am not used to eating with the help of other people.
Father: I’m used to it. Come here, I’ll eat the eggplant.
Mother: Xiaoxue has many habits. And we get used to each other slowly.
Father: That’s right.
Xiaoxue: I’m afraid you need to get used to me. I won’t get used to anyone.
Father: Hurry up to eat. Xiaoyu, eat!
Younger brother: Mum, that thing with eight legs, is it ripe now?
Mother: Oh, the crabs. They will be OK soon. Wait for a minute.
Father: Right, mum went to buy them early in the morning. They were all alive.
Xiaoxue: Where were they from? Are you sure they weren’t polluted? There aren’t any anti-fake labels on their shells.
Mother: Oh, I thought only the authentic hairy crabs have the labels on them.
Father: I thought so.
Xiaoxue: Of course, that is because you don’t have your own thought.
Father: I would like to propose a toast for our first reunion dinner.
Father: Come on…
Mother: Hey, I have another proposal, we let Xiaoxue say something for us.
Father: That works.
Xiaoxue: OK, then. But what I’m say is quite unusual.
Mother: Of course it is. Hey, hey, don’t eat anymore. Look at Xiaoxue, her composition is good, and she won the special award in the Beijing Composition Contest.
Xiaoxue: First, my individual personality must be respected by everyone in this family. I will have rights to be myself on all aspects of my daily life. That can’t be questioned.
Xiaoxue: Second, don’t touch my things without my permission. Knock the door first before entering. Anyone mustn’t step into my room without my invitation.
Liu Xing: Mum, is she the good girl you talked before?
Mother: Keep quiet!
Xiaoxue: Third, I have my own right to decide what to do or not to do. I have rights to refuse answering questions. Please don’t disturb me when I’m in salience.
Father: Liu Mei. It…
Mother: I’ll get the egg soup now.
Father: Let me help.
Mother: It’s ok.
Father: Xiaoxue, what do you want to do?
Xiaoxue: I have my right to refuse answering it.
Mother: Here, here, the soup is ready. Hey, Xiaoxue, I heard it from your father that you like the tomato and egg soup since you were young.
Father: Right, oh, there is too much egg in here. Your favor is too obvious.
Xiaoxue: It was when I was child. Oh, right, dad, we haven’t lived together for a long time.
Father: Oh, I’m not very clear about the things you grow up.