母亲节快乐

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上周五妹妹的班级有个”mom and me”的活动,妈妈和孩子一起吃早饭。我们一般都是在家里吃好了早饭才去学校,所以我有点犹豫要不要去参加这个活动。可是妹妹坚持要我去,我就勉强去了。结果整个活动的过程让我很受感动。

首先,我们各位家长们来到孩子们的教室。妹妹班的老师Mrs. Higgs是一位和蔼可亲的老教师,应该快到退休的年纪了。她先和孩子们拉家常,自豪地聊到她的双胞胎女儿;然后带领孩子们一起读书。读到高兴处,老师和孩子们一起唱歌,当然是颂扬妈妈的歌。孩子们和家长们坐在教室的地上,围成一圈。气氛很是温馨。

读完书以后,孩子们领个自的家长来到自己的课桌前坐下。孩子们纷纷拿出包装精美的母亲节礼物。今年的礼物是一个彩泥做的人头像。看来妹妹给我改了一个新发型啊。(悄悄问一句:我的嘴巴没这么大吧?嘘~~)

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然后让我们家长们惊喜的是,老师指挥孩子们给妈妈们做按摩。孩子们站到妈妈的后面,卖力地在妈妈的背上按来按去。妹妹的按摩力度适中,让我这个妈妈很受用。这个本领学得好。看来以后下班回家可以经常跷着二郎腿享受一下贵宾级的massage了。

按摩好了以后,大家就来到教室外面的草坪上吃早餐。每家都带着毯子,随意地铺在草地上,和孩子们惬意地坐着边吃边谈。我们在家吃过了,所以象征性的吃了一点,妹妹就和朋友们一起去玩了。在吃早餐的时候,我还认识了妹妹班的另一位家长,竟然也是会说中文的中国人。让我感到惊喜不已。两家商量好了一起play date。

 

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The First Article By Eric

My favorite thing about my dad is that he sometimes gets me slurpees after piano. After piano, I always get really tired. My dad will go buy my sister and I slurpees from the nearby 7 eleven. As I drink the slurpee, I will no longer be tired. The beverage will quench my thirst. My dad is so generous to be giving me these drinks.

— By Eric W.

Daily rambling — 04/20/18

I went to the chiropractor Dr. Song’s office today.  Besides the treatment, I also did my best to preach the gospel to him.  Upon leaving, I gave him a gospel leaflet.  Hope he could read it.  I would follow up with him again next time.  May the Lord have mercy on him!  May the Lord strengthen me so that I could speak for Him.  Praise the Lord!

In the afternoon, a FedEx file need to be filled up for shipment customs clearance at work.  Several co-workers shift their responsibility and the work couldn’t be done for a long time.  The work has to be done anyway, so I took the responsibility and called FedEx.  The lady from FedEx was nice, she helped me to fill up the form, and I got the work done quickly.  This gave me a sense of achievement.  However, I could expect that in the future this kind of work would become my new norm.

 

Poetry recitation (1) The first snow

The first snow

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The first snow came. How beautiful it was, falling so silently all day long, all night long, on the mountains, on the meadows, on the roofs of the living, on the graves of the dead. All white save the river, that marked its course by a winding black line across the landscape; and the leafless trees, that against the leaden sky now revealed more fully the wonderful beauty and intricacies of their branches.  What silence, too, came with the snow, and what seclusion!  Every sound was muffled, and every noise changed to something soft and musical.  No more tramped hoofs, no more rattling wheels! Only the chiming of the sleigh-bells, beating so swift and merrily as the hearts of children.

Daily Rambling

既然选择为人妻,为人母,就要做好自己的这些角色。

工作认真,因为公司拿钱买你的时间,买你的能力。为了那份工资,你会态度克制,你会对同事友善,你会肯花时间做事情。因为你的目标明确,就是为了那份工资,用于日常的开支。

同样的,为人妻,为人母也要认真。亲人们给你的那份信任、那份爱,岂可当作想当然?感情银行里的存放尤为注意。为所欲为,没有克制,想说什么就说什么,岂不是在随意支取感情银行的存款?久而久之,就会伤了感情。感情银行只取不存,就会入不敷出。比财政赤字很大更狠的感情危机就会来临了。

想到这些,就会提醒自己,做好为人妻、为人母的角色,好好的经营亲人们之间的感情。像打工一样,同样的需要克制,同样的需要友善。有些话,说出来会伤感情,那就不要说出来。不可为了自己一时的痛快说出来,让自己后悔。这就是克制!平等的对待家庭的每一个人,尤其是孩子们,把他们当作自己最好的朋友。有欢笑,有拥抱,有精心布置过的家,有温暖 — 这些才是向感情银行里面的存款。