Nancy:Isn't this a great time of year?
Families get together over the holidays.
Yasmani:Maybe it's nice for some families, but I dread my family get-togethers.
Yasmani:I have a big family and there has always been a lot of sibling rivalry.
Nancy:I'm sure that was true when you were growing up, but you've all grown out of it, haven't you?
The firstborn still thinks he's in charge, the middle children still act up to get attention, and the baby of the family is still rebellious.
Nancy:That's true in a lot of families.
Yasmani:Yes, but when we get together, we compete to show up the others.
We brag, argue, and nitpick.
It's rather pathetic, actually.
Nancy:How do your parents handle all that?
Yasmani:They've always left us to our own devices.
We just fight it out amongst ourselves.
Nancy:So, there's no loving bond between the siblings.
Yasmani:Oh, we love each other, but we compete with other, too. It's complicated.
娅斯玛妮:哦,我们彼此相爱,但又争来斗去 。太复杂了 。
Nancy:Then I should be glad to be an only child?
Yasmani:That's right. Count your blessings!
1.in charge 主管,负责
例句:Doug Richardson, the man in charge of Apple 's accessories merchandising, told her apple had been tracking the buzz about lark for six months.
2.grow up 长大
例句:He'll grow up to be somebody.
3.show up 出现
例句:Did everyone you invited show up?
4.glad to 很高兴
例句:I'm glad to say I'm making good headway in my medical studies.