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What I Regret About Bringing Up My Children

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The author used to be an office worker while her son was a little child. She got tired out due to childcare and domestic chores without any help from her husband. She often scolded her son in a loud voice. Her son was forced to be patient and behave himself as an elder brother to his younger sister. A scene from an American film Dad was recalled in this chapter, in which the old father lifted himself up a little from the bed and hugged his son as if it were his last chance to do so before going into the operating theatre. The grown-up son gently accepted his old father's hug. Jack Lemmon's splendid performance as the withered old father moved the writer to tears. The author had not hugged her son enough but had done her best in bringing him up.

Keywords: childcare; Dad; domestic chores; patient



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