A Day in the Life of a Typical American Family with a Student Situation 19 Kevin's Parents get Ready for Bed-3
Mom: What do you mean the first year or two? What about the years after that? 你说头一两年是什么意思? 以后怎么办?
Dad: I would like to see the boy work for part of his college life and be responsible for at least part of his school expenses. 我要看看儿子处理大学生活 和他为自己赚最少一部分学费的责任。
Mom: I thought you said we wouldn't have to worry about the money. Why don't we support him until he graduates? 我认为你说我们不需要担心钱。 为什么我们不支付到他毕业呢?
Dad: You know we will make sure that he has the support to finish university; that's not the issue. I think it would do him a lot of good to work part time to develop a sense of independence and reponsibily. 你知道我们要确定他有完成大学的支持力。 那不是经费的问题。 我想这能使他去做兼职, 并且培养他的独立感和责任心。
Mom: I know you are right. But I just can't help but to feel protective when I think of my son living along in a far off city. 我知道你是对的, 但是我没有办法, 当我想起我们的儿子住在离城市很远的地方的时候我就感到要保护他。
Dad: Don't worry. He's still our little boy for another year. 别担心。 明年他仍然是我们的小孩。