If you were a child growing up in s China, as I was, Chinese Communist Party education began as soon as you could spell your name. The lessons were blissfully simple: The party is unimpeachable; those who assail the party are despicable; the family is a metaphor for our great nation, whose members are all lovingly allied because unity is the most important principle. Around the time I learned to write my name, I heard about the Soong sisters, whose reputation permeated Chinese society like some heady, if slightly unholy, perfume. Once upon a time, the story goes, there were three sisters. One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country. The tale of their divergent paths was like a politically incorrect parable, a lesson in what not to do if one wished to build a cooperative, functional family.
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Reese Witherspoon has done it again — with her latest TV show, co-produced by and co-starring Kerry Washington, she cloaks high-minded themes in a high-class soap, writes Caryn James. With Little Fires Everywhere, Reese Witherspoon proves herself to be the queen of socially-resonant melodrama, as producer and star. Like the two seasons of Big Little Lies, with its theme of domestic abuse, and the first season of The Morning Show, with its timely, astute take on sexual harassment and complicity, her new series cloaks high-minded themes in the engaging, guilty-pleasure style of a soap opera. That combination makes it an unguilty pleasure. In this adaptation of Celeste Ng's bestselling novel, Witherspoon plays Elena Richardson, a married mother of four teenagers, and part-time journalist, who exudes privilege. The women inevitably clash, in a story fraught with issues of class, race and motherhood. A key change from the source novel is that Mia is black, which allows the show to address race in a pointed way.
Our son Brody isn't your neurotypical 5-year old. Cognitively, due to a learning disability, he is much younger. At 2-years old, our daughter Sydney, is cognitively older than her brother. To Syd, Brody is Brody. She accepts him for who is he - her brother.