一年一度的母亲节又快到了,孝子们又在苦恼要送什么礼物了吗?日前,外国论坛Reddit有网民问妈妈们在母亲节真实想得到什么礼物,妈妈网友的回覆友的回覆令人意外之余,也让大家明白当妈妈的辛酸。
  
  1. I want a call from my kid in which he says ‘I love you’ first, not just after I say it.
  
  (我想收到孩子的电话,而他会主动说我爱你,而不是我说了之後才回说。)
  
  2. “Just a day where I get home from work, they’ve done their chores and they aren’t bickering over nothing.”
  
  (「我只想有一天回家时,家人有做好家务而且没有人在吵架。」)
  
  3. “To not have to hide in the bathroom to eat ice cream or sweets by myself. My 3-year-old can hear the wrapper on a Klondike bar from a mile away.”
  
  (「我想不用躲在洗手间里吃冰淇淋或糖果,我三岁的小孩一公里以外都能听到包装纸的声音。」)
  
  4. “I’d really just be excited to get uninterrupted sleep for a night.”
  
  (「如果有一晚不受打扰的睡眠,我会很兴奋。」)
  
  5. “Just to feel like I’m appreciated. Maybe a simple, ‘Thank you for always doing this,’ or ‘Thank you for being there when this happened.”
  
  (「一句简单的感谢,例如『谢谢你做这个』或『谢谢你在我身边』。」)
  
  6. “I just want one day to be ME — not ‘Mom,’ ‘Wife,’ ‘Daughter,’ or ‘Employee.’ Every single day is spent taking care of someone else, operating on their schedule, and fulfilling their needs. ”
  
  (我只想当一天『我』,不是妈妈、妻子、女儿或员工。每一天都在照顾别人,安排他们的日程,满足他们的需要。)
  
  7. “I want a picture of my son and me. I’m a single mom, so all of our pictures are selfies, and I would love for someone to offer to take our picture instead.”
  
  (「我想有张我和儿子的合照,我是个单亲妈妈所以我们的照片都是自拍照,如果有人帮我们两人拍照就好了。」)
  
  8. “Champagne. Someone to come deep clean my house. Someone to cook me dinner while I sit on the couch with a drink.”
  
  (「香槟。另外有人帮我大扫除房子,然後有人帮我煮晚餐,而我只在沙发喝一杯。」)
  
  9. “To not be bombarded with a million questions, the majority of which are, ‘Why?'”
  
  (「不被问题轰炸一天,而大部分的问题是『为什么?』」)
  
  10. “An hour or two of total and complete silence.”
  
  (「一至两小时的灵静,完全的。」)
  
  11. “A goddamn nap. I have 2 under 3 and the little beasts never sleep. I’m perpetually exhausted.”
  
  (「一个好好的午觉,我两个小孩都不足三岁而且从来不睡觉,我永无止境地感到疲累。」)
  
  12. I don’t want to have to plan my Mother’s Day. I’ll take damn near anything so long as I have nothing to do with making it happen!
  
  (做什么也好,只要我不需要做任何事前功夫,我不希望由我来计划母亲节的节目)
  
  13. I just want time with my kids (busy adults). And it looks like that’s gonna happen. She lives and works four hours away and her brother is a new-ish dad, with his new-ish business and an old professional fishing habit that doesn’t always make room for Mother’s Day. So we may celebrate according to our own calendars. And that’s fine with me.
  
  (「我只想和我已成年(而且很忙)的孩子聚在一起,我的女儿住很远,我的儿子刚创业,我们可能不能在母亲节当天庆祝,不过能一起就满足了。」)
  
  原来妈妈们心声跟我们想的不太一样,亦令我们了解到当妈妈的工作有多繁重多累人,毕竟当妈妈是一个没有下班时间,也经常被看作理想当然的终身职业。
  
  当然出外晚餐、鲜花、首饰等礼物一定不会出错,但她们更需要我们的陪伴与感激,今年的母亲节,除了打卡让别人知道你有多孝顺之外,多考虑妈妈们真正的需要,也不要吝啬一句谢谢吧。