It wasn’t easy for Dad to get Tony up on Saturday morning so he could go to school.** Tony resisted all efforts to be woken up by curling his body and closing his eyes tighter. Dad hoped that Mom would dress him, but when she didn’t, he made an effort. Tony fought having his pajamas taken off. Tony fought having a shirt put on. When Dad was able to get the shirt on, Tony flung it off. And of course Tony cried and wailed and cried and wailed.
Mom finally got around to dressing Tony. She placated him by saying Daddy was bad.
**Because Tuesday, May 1 is a holiday in China, students have to go to school and workers have to go to work on Saturday.