1. Things My Mother Taught Me
How interesting is your life? The answer is how clever you are when you turn the dull routines of life into laughter. I learned the meanings of these words from my mother when I was a teenager.
My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE ... "What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you ... Dons talk back to me! "
My Mother taught me LOGIC... "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, youre not going to the store with me." My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD... "If you dont pass your test, youll never get into a university." My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT... "If you dont eat your vegetables, youll never grow up."
My Mother taught me about GENETICS... "Youre just like your father."
My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE... "When you get to be my age, you will understand."
And my all time favorite ... JUSTICE ... "One day youll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you ... Then youll see what its like.
dull routines 枯燥的日常生活琐事
meet a challenge 迎接挑战
talk back 回嘴
妈妈教我凡事要想在前面……“如果你通不过考试，你就上不了大学。” 妈妈教我如何成为一个大人……“如果你不吃蔬菜，你就长不大。” 妈妈教我遗传学……“你跟你爸爸一模一样。” 妈妈教我关于年龄的智慧……“当你到我这个年纪时，你会明白的。” 以及我一贯的最爱……公平……“有一天，你会有孩子，我希望他们像你一样……那样你就会明白怎么回事了。”
2. A Party
We are going to have a party in our house this evening. It is my mothers birthday, and she has invited my uncles and aunts and some of her friends. Mother and I are ordering most of the food for the party, and Father is getting the drinks. The living-room looks very pretty. Balloons of all colors are hanging from the lights.
In the dinning room we have put out the best plates, glasses and table cloths, and it all looks beautiful. We are going to have soup, fish, chicken, fruit and cheese. We are going to dance until midnight and after that, we will have some more food, because we will be hungry after all that dancing.
Last year my mother had her birthday party in a restaurant, but it is pleasanter at home. When it is my birthday, I am going to invite my friends and have a party in the garden. I will hang pretty lights in the trees and we will grill our food in the garden and dance on the grass.