shucks to be a nice kid
Posted May 3, 2011on:
– May muốn đi xuống (May whined “I want to get down”)
– Đi lên ! (get up!)
– (thất thanh) Không phải!! May muốn đi xuống! (going into falsetto to express displeasure, “that’s wrong! I want to get down!”)
– Đi lên nha! yaay đi lên! (let’s get up! yaaaay get up!)
– KHÔNG PHẢI KHÔNG PHẢI !!! (THAT’S WRONG THAT’S WRONG!!)
– đi……lên lên lên lên!!! (get…. up up up up !!!)
– KHÔNG PHẢI KHÔNG PHẢIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!
– đi lênnnnnnnnnnnn caaaooooooooooo! (get uuuuuuuuuuppp hiiiiighhh)
– KHÔNG PHẢI KHÔNG PHẢIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!
– ủa không phải hả? vậy đi xuống xong rồi đi lên nha? (oh? that’s not it? Ok let’s get down and then get up yeah?)
– dạ có (now perfectly happy, “yes!”)
– you see Sơn ?
– huh ?
– she was unhappy and whining, so I had to piss her off a bit and then throw her a bone, now she’s perfectly content.
– had I agreed to her random statement immediately, she would have continued to whine and gotten into a more discontent mood.
I totally empathize with Tram’s desire to tease Ti. May, like Ti (and Tin), is one of those very good natured kids who respond to you candidly and readily, but are very patient and don’t throw crazy hissy fits when things don’t go their way. That’s why teasing them is so tempting, because the threaded repercussions are not seen. May doesn’t throw tantrums or get out of control. She doesn’t come home all stressed out due to being teased. She doesn’t have nightmares. She tends to forget things quickly and doesn’t dwell on fears or negative experiences. She listens to whatever we tell her, and even when she attempts to push her own goals, she does it very gently and considerately for her age. So that leaves Son with a perpetual suppressed smile on his lips and a feigned dismay, “Why are you tormenting my baby?”
Why? Because it’s soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fun.