Have you wished that your naughty little ones would stay at the camp longer as you are enjoying your precious quiet moment at home? This one is told from the point of view of a mother. It sounds a milder form of threatening to me. As I grew up, I've heard many stronger versions than this. For example, "I'll give you away to the beggar if you don't behave yourself!" Or " I'll call for the big bad wolf if you don't stop ...now!" But the little ones have become smarter now than we used to be, aren't they?
ni3 zhe4 hai2zi ai4 tao2qi4,
song4 ni3 qu5 nan2shan1 kan5 gua1di4.
deng3dao4 gua1er dou1 shu2tou4le,
wo3 cai2 rang4 ni3 hui2jia1 qu4.
You little kid likes to play naughty tricks,
I'll send you to the melon fields at the Southern Mountain to watch (out for thieves) .
You stay there till all the melons are completely ripe,
Then you are allowed to go home.