宝贝：Daddy can you come home earlier tomorrow night?
Hub: Ok. I’ll try.
宝贝 ：(she thought for a while) can you come home at 11 o’clock? (She usually sleeps at 8).
Hub : Erm. Ok. (Turned to me and whispered) I thought she said early. She used to tell me to come home at 6. Why did she say 11 o’clock this time?
Me : Well she is not an idiot. It shows how low her expectations of you has dropped to. And you never get home by 6 anyway. All the disappointments she suffered every day. (I gave a dramatic sigh.)
I swore he looked a trifle guilty.
Me : (giving him a final punch) the next thing you know, she’ll point to you in surprise and say, “Who is this 怪叔叔 (weird uncle)??”
Hub : ok ok! I’ll come home earlier.
Today… She’s already asleep. Still not home yet!! Fine! The scare tactic didn’t work at all. *mutter* I must start getting her to call him 怪叔叔 tomorrow.