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The story is about a childs expectance of a familylife filled with love and comforts which is contrastwith his real working class family lifeSoto back to his age of nine dreamed to live in afamily life that was uncomplicated in its routine Inreality Soto lived in a working class family hetried to change his family to imitate the perfectfamilies he absorbed from television I think manypeople have done what Soto did to fulfill the dream ofa perfect family they wanted I am not excluded from I have an experience of attempting to change myfamily life It was one year later after my familyfirst came to the US in 1995 I learned many newthings in this country that I never knew in China andI appreciated some living styles in American cultureAs I tended to like the styles of American life Iexpected my family like them too The thing I wantedmy family to change was the cooking style I hated tocook Chinese dinner because it took so long toprepare There are four kinds of food which areconsidered essential parts of Chinese dinner ricesoup vegetable and meat they are usually cookedseparately I was not the one who was good atcooking in my family but I did have to cook when Icame home earlier than my parents and two sistersstill at work One day when we were sitting togetherat the dinning table for dinner I suggested to myfamily that we could have sandwiches and precookedfood from the supermarket as our dinner since manyAmerican families do My parents looked at me inbewilderment Son you must be kidding rightThose sandwiches and precooked food do not give youenough nutrition for growing up my dad said Andprecooked food is not good for your health my motherkept on My elder sisters showed no interest in myidea I grew frustrated from their reaction but Idid not give up Evening after evening I keptbringing up the idea at the dinning table My
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