Dear au pair: Welcome to our home and be a member of our family, also be a friend of us. I’m your future host mom Tina. I hope we can have more pleasant time and make improvements through mutual learning and communication over each other’s culture. I do some administrative job in a university and I like movies and painting. My husband works in a hotel. He seldom stays at home and he likes water sports. My boy names Roy of 6 years old. He enjoys communicating with friends and has a wide range of hobbies. But he seems undisciplined sometimes. He can speak simple English words and sentences used in daily life. Roy now is in a kindergarten and will enter elementary school in Sep. Therefore, at daytimes of weekdays, nobody is at home. Now my mother lives with us to babysit Roy. If you join us, I prefer to send her back home to unload her pressure. There is also a housekeeper to do some housework, but she does not live with us. I am afraid that my parents would spoil Roy. So I hope you can spare more time to play games with Roy, tell him stories, sing, dance or play piano. We don't need you to do housework. Your main task is to be with Roy and cultivate his interests while learning English. I hope with you help he can become polite, patient and brave. Meanwhile I'd love to learn some English. And I can teach you Chinese and share with you Chinese culture. Roy's life is arranged regularly. He gets up before 7am, goes to school at 7:30am, finishes classes at 4:30pm and sleeps at 9pm. At weekends, life is much more random. What about your timetables? I really hope that you can have plenty of time to get along with him. We live in Changning District in Shanghai. Life here is vey convenient . We can provide you a single room and wifi. We can share Chinese food if you like ,and we wiil offer fruits and snacks to you. If you don’t like Chinese food ,you can cook what you want and you will buy you the materials.
No smoking in the house ,no taking strangers to the house without telling the family in advance, no violent words and deeds.