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Read-Out-Loud Stories: When Mommy Was A Child [故事朗读: 妈妈还小的时候]

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()()(hái)(xiǎo)(de)(shí)(hou)
When Mommy Was A Child

 

()()()(shì)()(shì)()(zhí)(jiù)(zhè)(me)()(cóng)()(kāi)(shǐ)(jiù)(shì) ?”
Daughter: Mom, have you always been this big? Since right from the very beginning?

 

(dāng)(rán)()(shì)()()()(shì)(cóng)()()(de)()()(de)()(zi)()(chū)(shēng)(de) 。”
Mom: Of course not. I was also born from my mom’s tummy.

 

(á) ? ()()(céng)(jīng)(shì)()()(xiǎo)(bǎo)(bǎo) ?”
Daughter: Ah, you were once a little baby too?

 

(duì)(a)(suǒ)(yǒu)(de)(rén)(dōu)(céng)(jīng)(shì)()(xiǎo)(bǎo)(bǎo)(rán)(hòu)(cái)(màn)(màn)(zhǎng)() 。”
Mom: That’s right, everybody was once a little baby. We then slowly grew up.

 

()()()(céng)(jīng)尿(niào)(chuáng) ?”
Daughter: So you have wetted your bed too?

 

尿(niào)(guò)(a)尿(niào)(guò)(hǎo)(duō)()(ne) 。”
Mom: Yes, I’ve wetted my bed quite a few times.

 

()()()(huì)(zhěng)(tiān)()(ma) ?”
Daughter: Did you cry a lot too?

 

(shì)(a)(zhěng)(tiān)() 。”
Mom: Yes, I cried a lot.

 

()()(xiàn)(zài)(zěn)(me)()()(le)(ne) ?”
Daughter: Why do you not cry now?

 

(yīn)(wèi)()()(zhī)(dào)()(méi)(yǒu)(yòng)(a)(ér)(qiě)()()(yǒu)(le)(jiě)(jué)(wèn)()(de)(fāng)() 。”
Mom: That’s because I know that crying will not help. Moreover, I have found ways to solve problems.

 

(yǒu)()(tiān)()()(huì)(xiàng)()()(yàng)(me)(yǒu)()()()(shuō)(de)(fāng)() ?”
Daughter: One day, will I be like you too? And be able to have your so-called solutions?

 

(kěn)(dìng)(huì)(de)(ér)(qiě)()(xiāng)(xìn)()(néng)(zhǎo)(dào)(gèng)(hǎo)(de)(fāng)() 。”
Mom: Definitely! I believe that you can even find better solutions.

 

()()(yǒu)(méi)(yǒu)(bèi)()(de)()()()(píng)(guò)(ya) ?”
Daughter: So were you ever criticised by your mom?

 

(yǒu)(a)(zuò)(cuò)(le)(shì)(qing)(jiù)(huì)(bèi)()(píng)(a) !”
Mom: Yes, I was criticised when I did something wrong.

 

(kuài)()()(shuō)(shuō)()(dōu)(zuò)(guò)(xiē)(shén)(me)(shì)(qing) ?”
Daughter: Tell me, tell me! What were some of these incidences?

 

比如(bǐrú)(yǒu)()()()偷偷(tōutōu)(de)(yòng)(le)()妈妈(māmā)(de)唇膏(chúngāo)()()()(de)(zuǐ)()()(de)(xuè)(hóng)(xuè)(hóng)(de)(xiàng)()猴子(hóuzi)屁股(pìgu) 。”
Mom: Once, I stole my mom’s lipstick and painted my lips so red that it looked like a monkey’s buttocks.

 

()()(yuán)(lái)()()()()(me)(ài)(chòu)(měi)(hái)(yǒu)(ma) ?”
Daughter: Haha! You were so vain! What else did you do?

 

(hái)(yǒu)()()(wèi)(le)()(ràng)(bié)(de)(xiǎo)(péng)(yǒu)(pèng)()(de)(wán)()()(jiù)()(wán)()(jǐn)(jǐn)(bào)(zài)怀(huái)()()(fàng)(shǒu) 。”
Mom: On another occasion, as I refused to let other kids touch my toy, I hugged it tightly and wouldn’t let go.

()()(yuán)(lái)()()()()(me)(xiǎo)(qi) 。”
Daughter: Hehe, you were also petty.

 

(hái)(yǒu)()()(ne)()(xiǎng)(shì)(shì)()(de)(xīn)(jiǎn)(dāo)(jiù)()()(tiáo)(qún)(zi)(jiǎn)(le)()()(dòng) 。”
Mom: And there was once when I wanted to try out a new pair of scissors, I cut a hole in a dress.

 

()()()(yuán)(lái)()()()(zhè)(me)(tiáo)()(a)()()()(yǒu)(diǎn)()(huan)()(xiǎo)(de)(shí)(hou) 。”
Daughter: Hahaha, so you were very mischievous! I quite like the young you.

 

()()()()(huan)(xiàn)(zài)(de)()(ma) ?”
Mom: So you don’t like the present me?

 

()()(huan)()(guò)(xiàn)(zài)(de)()(yǒu)(de)(shí)(hou)(yǒu)(diǎn)(xiōng)()(shì)(shén)(me)(shí)(hou)(kāi)(shǐ)(biàn)(xiōng)(de) ?”
Daughter: I do like the present you. But you are kind of fierce at times. When did you become fierce?

 

(en)(zhēn)(shì)()(hǎo)(wèn)()(ràng)()(hǎo)(hǎo)(xiǎng)(xiǎng)(hǎo)(xiàng)(jiù)(shì)(zài)(yǒu)(le)()(zhī)(hòu)(ba) 。”
Mom: Mmm… that’s a good question. Let me think. I think it was after you were born.

 

()(zhè)(yàng)(shuō)(lái)(shì)()(ràng)()(biàn)(xiōng)(le) ?”
Daughter: So, I caused you to become fierce?

 

(shì)()()(shì)(zuò)(le)()()(hǎo)(xiàng)(dōu)(huì)(biàn)(xiōng)()(xiē) 。”
Mom: Perhaps. But regardless, women seem to turn a little fierce after they become mothers.

 

(á)(shì)(zhè)(yàng)()()(hái)(huì)(biàn)(huí)(lái)(ma)(biàn)(huí)()(xiǎo)(shí)(hòu)()(yàng) ?”
Daughter: Oh really? Can you still return to who you were before? Just like when you were young?

 

()(shí)(měi)(tiān)(wǎn)(shang)()(shuì)(zháo)(le)()(hòu)()()(jiù)(biàn)(huí)()(le) 。”

Mom: In fact, every night after you go to sleep, I will return to how I was before.

 

()()(hòu)()()()()()(zài)()(shuì)(zháo)(zhī)(qián)(jiù)(biàn)(huí)() ?”
Daughter: Then, can you return to how you were, before I go to sleep?

 

(zhè)(ge)(yǒu)(diǎn)(nán) …”
Mom: Hmm… that’s a little difficult…

 

(qiú)()(le)(jiù)()(xià)(zi) 。”
Daughter: Please Mom… just for a while.

 

()()(huì)()(huì)()(shuì)(jiào)(le)(ne) ?”
Mom: Will you not want to sleep if I do?

 

()(huì)(de)()(bǎo)(zhèng)()(biàn)(huí)(lái)()(huì)()(jiù)(shuì)(jiào) 。”
Daughter: No, I won’t. I promise I will go to sleep after you return to how you were for a while.

 

(hǎo)(ba)()()(men)(jīn)(tiān)(wǎn)(shang)(jiù)(shì)(shì) ?”
Mom: All right. Shall we try it out tonight?

 

(méi)(wèn)() !”
Daughter: No problem!

 

Contributed by 小安妈妈 from ‘Storykiddy
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