One of Dao’s favorite bedtime stories is Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman. A baby bird hatched while his mother went out to look for his food. As the baby bird searching for his mother, Dao asked, “Trung dau roi [Where is the egg]? I replied, “Trung be roi [Egg is broken].” Dao responded, “That’s so sad.”
Then he gave me a report from school today: “Daniel pushed Dao… in the gym… Dao nga [fell]… Dao khoc [cried]… Co [Ms] Jeanette kissed Dao.” I kissed him, held him tight and he fell asleep. Not a bad night at all.