The day I become a mom 那天 我成为一位母亲
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就在那天,我真正地成为了一个母亲。我明白了做一个母亲,不仅仅意味着要观看女儿的芭蕾舞,不是参加学校音乐会,不是把家打扫得一尘不染,不是准备可口的饭菜,更不是对问题视而不见。对我而言,对打翻的牛奶一笑了之,才是我真正成为一个母亲的开始。

The day I became a mom was not the day my daughter was born, but seven years later. Up until(一直到) that day, I had been too busy trying to survive my abusive(辱骂的,滥用的) marriage. I had spent all my energy trying to run a "perfect" home that would pass inspection1 each evening, and I didn't see that my baby girl had become a toddler(学步的小孩) . I'd tried endlessly to please someone who could never be pleased and suddenly realized that the years had slipped by(飞掠而过) and could never be recaptured.

Oh, I had done the normal "motherly" things, like making sure my daughter got to ballet and tap and gym lessons. I went to all of her recitals2(背诵,朗诵) and school concerts, parent-teacher conferences and open houses - alone. I ran interference3(干涉,冲突) during my husband's rages4(狂怒,凶猛) when something was spilled(溢出,溅出) at the dinner table, telling her, "It will be okay, Honey. Daddy's not really mad at you." I did all I could to protect her from hearing the awful shouting and accusations5(控告,指责) after he returned from a night of drinking. Finally I did the best thing I could do for my daughter and myself: I removed us from the home that wasn't really a home at all.

That day I became a mom was the day my daughter and I were sitting in our new home having a calm, quiet dinner just as I had always wanted for her. We were talking about what she had done in school and suddenly her little hand knocked over(打翻,撞倒) the full glass of chocolate milk by her plate. As I watched the white tablecloth6 and freshly painted white wall become dark brown, I looked at her small face. It was filled with fear, knowing what the outcome7 of the event would have meant only a week before in her father's presence8. When I saw that look on her face and looked at the chocolate milk running down the wall, I simply started laughing. I am sure she thought I was crazy, but then she must have realized that I was thinking, "It's a good thing your father isn't here!" She started laughing with me, and we laughed until we cried. They were tears of joy(喜极而泣) and peace and were the first of many tears that we cried together. That was the day we knew that we were going to be okay.

Whenever either of us spills something, even now, seventeen years later, she says, "Remember the day I spilled the chocolate milk? I knew that day that you had done the right thing for us, and I will never forget it."

That was the day I really became a mom. I discovered that being a mom isn't only going to ballet, and tap and gym recitals, and attending every school concert and open house. It isn't keeping a spotless house and preparing perfect meals. It certainly isn't pretending things are normal when they are not. For me, being a mom started when I could laugh over spilled milk.



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1 inspection y6TxG     
n.检查,审查,检阅
参考例句:
  • On random inspection the meat was found to be bad.经抽查,发现肉变质了。
  • The soldiers lined up for their daily inspection by their officers.士兵们列队接受军官的日常检阅。
2 recitals 751371ca96789c59fbc162a556dd350a     
n.独唱会( recital的名词复数 );独奏会;小型音乐会、舞蹈表演会等;一系列事件等的详述
参考例句:
  • His recitals have earned him recognition as a talented performer. 他的演奏会使他赢得了天才演奏家的赞誉。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Her teachers love her playing, and encourage her to recitals. 她的老师欣赏她的演奏,并鼓励她举办独奏会。 来自互联网
3 interference S5Hx0     
n.干涉,介入;阻碍,干扰
参考例句:
  • I couldn't hear the program because there was too much interference.因干扰太大,我听不清节目。
  • We oppose interference by any outside force.我们反对任何外来势力插手干预。
4 rages bbc27487d063736a5a5947d0c38e9dec     
狂怒,盛怒( rage的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • He flew into rages over nothing, seemed unbearably raw and irritable. 他会无缘无故大发雷霆,粗暴生硬,简直叫人受不了。
  • Pollution rages in some capitalist countries. 在一些资本主义国家里污染问题极其严重。
5 accusations 3e7158a2ffc2cb3d02e77822c38c959b     
n.指责( accusation的名词复数 );指控;控告;(被告发、控告的)罪名
参考例句:
  • There were accusations of plagiarism. 曾有过关于剽窃的指控。
  • He remained unruffled by their accusations. 对于他们的指控他处之泰然。
6 tablecloth lqSwh     
n.桌布,台布
参考例句:
  • He sat there ruminating and picking at the tablecloth.他坐在那儿沉思,轻轻地抚弄着桌布。
  • She smoothed down a wrinkled tablecloth.她把起皱的桌布熨平了。
7 outcome 60ryR     
n.结果,出口,演变
参考例句:
  • The outcome of the experiment is in the lap of the gods.实验结果尚难预料。
  • The outcome of the war is hard to foretell.战争胜负难以预卜。
8 presence wQUxt     
n.出席;到场;存在
参考例句:
  • Her presence lent an air of respectability to the occasion.她的到场使那种场合增添了崇高的气氛。
  • His presence is indicative of his willingness to help.他的出席表示他愿意帮忙。
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