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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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