What does Dade do that disappoints both of his parents in the story "Star Food"?

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Dade's mother encourages him to dream. This is why she approves of Dade standing on the roof, staring into the sky. She believes Dade will have "limited fame." This means that he will have an original idea or discovery, perhaps one that only certain people will understand. She is a dreamer and wants Dade to be a dreamer as well. 

Dade's father is a traditional man who believes in hard work and discipline. In a sense, he and...

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