However, her daughter was still so young; how would she know of these principles? Before Jiang Li could speak again, Qianqian's tears trickled down her cheeks and pitter-pattered on the ground.
"Wuu… Qianqian likes teddies, too… wuu… Don't take away Qianqian's teddies…"
As soon as she said that, Jiang Li laughed awkwardly and then berated, "Qianqian, knock it off. Give the teddies back to Youyou!"
"No! Qianqian likes teddies a lot… Teddies also like Qianqian…"
Jiang Li's smile entirely froze on her face. She looked up to Yun Shishi in shame. Unable to come up with a way to pacify her child, she could only look imploringly at her.
She had pampered Qianqian ever since she was a baby; thus, it could not be helped that she was a little willful at times.
Being a girl, she was loved and spoiled. Jiang Li knew that if she were to take the toys from Qianqian's grasp, the latter would surely weep her eyes out!
Her crying skill was not to be underestimated. As soon as her small lips came apart, her ear-splitting wail would surely ring about. She could not afford for that to happen.
Many people were in the area. If her daughter proceeded to act perverse by lying on the floor as she wailed, she would be in a lot of trouble.
Thus, thinking it through, even if she must buy the toys from Yun Shishi, she would willingly do so. She could only hope that the latter would let her daughter have the plushies.
Yun Shishi was no fool. Perceiving her intention, she also felt a little awkward.
Perhaps, according to what society dictated, she should readily concede the stuffed toys to another's child as it would, at most, sadden her own child only a little. Ultimately, she should preserve her face in public!
If the little girl insisted on taking ownership of the teddies and she were to disagree, the situation would worsen for them two. She might even be secretly gossiped about by others because of this; they would say that she was petty and that she, as an adult, had stooped to the level of a child!
After all, bickering with a child was a no-no, right?
She did not think so.
She believed that, while adults might not consider toys as valuable, in the eyes of children, they were of much importance – toys were personal items to them. As an adult, one should give the child due respect, even if it were for a small toy.
Moreover, she obtained the plushies with great effort. They must be very precious to Youyou.
If she were to simply give them to another child, he would undoubtedly be hurt.
The child might think that he was not being respected as his precious toys could easily be given to another.
Therefore, she walked toward the little girl and bent down before her. She calmed her down first before she gently spoke, "Qianqian, aunt knows that you like the teddies very much, but do you know who truly own them?"
"No, it's Youyou." She pulled him to her side as she continued, "The toys belong to Youyou, and even if aunt wants to give them to you, because you're so cute, they are Youyou's precious properties. Qianqian, do you have a toy that you really like at home?"
"Yes. I like many toys at home." Qianqian held back her tears as she whimpered her reply.
"If your mommy gives them away to another child without asking you, will Qianqian not get angry?"
"I will get angry! Very angry!" The little one exclaimed indignantly.
"Is Qianqian willing to give the toys back to Youyou, then?"