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Prior to Children’s Day, they show off by “keeping up with the Joneses”
 This year’s International Children's Day is just around the corner. Parents will take their children out for a trip or an outing or give them the long-awaited gifts. Nowadays, however, Children’s Day turns out to be a whole different ball game, on which some children are crazy about getting the better of their mates by showing off “sky-high price” gifts or whatever generously given by their daddy or friends of their daddy.
 One kid said proudly, “Daddy is a deputy section chief and one of his understrapper gave me a learning machine.”
 The other boy jeered at him, directly refuting, “Your daddy should feel ashamed of himself for that fucking learning machine. A guy came to my home to ask Daddy for a favor and I just said that my iPad went wrong in a roundabout way. To my great surprise, that uncle just ordered online a new iPad just at my home. You guess what, Mom got the gadget delivered at my doorstep the next day.”
 Just then another boy joined their conversation by telling them, “This Children’s Day Daddy gives me nothing but thirty thousand yuan and takes me to an orphanage to distribute gifts to the orphans there.”
Either families or schools are supposed to be in time to stop the kids from “keeping up with the Joneses” and give them the correct instructions, or otherwise they will be led astray. Children’s Day represents the unforgettable memories for children and should not be compounded with any elements of the adult world. But on the contrary, we are to nurture and bring up our innocent and pure children.