... and what does he do?
That became a topic of conversation today while tutoring my little six year-old student, Xindy. She has become one of my cutest buddies in Beijing. Jason keeps encouraging me to give up tutoring her so I can have a little free time. Sometimes, I do consider it, but then I'd miss out on conversations like these:
Rumble rumble. Splish splash. Whiiiiirrrrr.
Xindy: (startled) What is that noises?
Grace: It's the washing machine.
Xindy: Washing for what?
Grace: 洗衣服的 (translation: for washing clothes). Jason is doing the laundry.
Xindy: (more startled) WHAAAAT? He is washing the clothes!?
Grace: Yeah... well, he's putting it into the machine.
Xindy: He knows how to do it?
Grace: ... Yes. Doesn't your dad know how to use the washing machine?
Grace: (laughing) Really? So only your mommy does the laundry?
Xindy: Eat, sleep, play iPad. That's all my daddy knows.