Children’s love 孩子们的爱

I felt severely under the weather today and decided to work from home instead of going to the office (I am lucky to have a job that allows flexibility).   While I was getting ready to take my children to school, I found them both at their desks, reading quietly.

“Hurry up. You are going to be late.” I said to them.

“妈妈, 我们想在家里照顾你。(mom, we want to stay home to look after you.”  Elizabeth looked at me gently.
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Super amazing children

I was on the phone or wechat the whole weekend with family and friends in China on followups from my recent trip to China.
My eight year old Elizabeth took care of chopping, cooking and cleaning up. She also put together a desktop computer all on her own. Her younger sister Victoria helped me assemble 4 IKEA bookcases and pack recyclables while I was on the phone at the same time.
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My little parents

Victoria calls me “小孩子 xiao hai zi”, or “my little kid” in English.   She tells me that she likes being my mom. Because of this, somehow my kids become my parents.
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