It?all?started?on 16-year-old?Rick' s?first?day?at?high?school. Like?many?proud parents，Carol?and?Dale—Rick's?mum?and?dad, saw?him?off?to?school?with?big?wave（挥手） from?the?doorstep. That?evening?Rick?complained?about?how embrassing they?were. This?gave?Dale?who?has?an?artificial?limb（假肢） a?great idea . ?
The?next?morning?as?Rick?stepped?onto?the?bus?outside?his?house,he?could?hear?all?of?his?school?friends laughing at something. He?turned?around?and?to?his?great surprise, there?was?his?dad, dressed as?an?American?football?player, complete?with?ball?and?helmet（头盔）.But?that?was?just?a start. For?the?next 180 school?days,rain?or?shine, Dale?appeared?there?in?a different costume. One?day?he?was?a king?waving?his?sword（剑），the?next?a?cook?in?his?cooking?hat, the?following a?Wonder?Woman. Dale?even?made?other?members?of?the family take?part, using?Rick' s?younger?brother?to?play?Batm alongside?his?Robin. ?
Amazingly ，Dale?only?spent ＄50 on?all?of?his?costumes. He?got?lots?of?costumes?from?the?family?fancy-dress?collection?and?then?there?were?several?friends?happy?to help . ? Some?of?Rick's?friends?didn't?find?it interesting but?most?of?them?looked?forward?to?seeing?what?Dale?would?be?wearing. And?Dale?also found international?fans?for?his?dressing?up?too, as?each?day?Carol?took?photo?of?her?husband?in?fancy?dress?and posted it?on?their?blog which?became?a?hit?on?the?Internet. Even?Rick?was?finally?able?to?see?the?funny?side?and?realized?his?dad?was?very cool after?all. ?
But?all?good?things?must?come?to?an?end?and?on?the?last?day?of?school,Dale?showed?up?as?a?soldier?and?stood?next?to?a?sign saying "It's?been?fun?waving?at?the?bus. Have?a?great?summer".He?has?no?plans?to?wave?Rick?off?to?school?next?year. Instead,he' going?to?do?something?else.
阅读前答案: Yes, he did. 答案在倒数第二段最后一句话。
see sb off 给…送行
complain about sth. 抱怨…
to one's (great) surprise 令某人吃惊的是
take part (in) 参加
look forward to doing … 期待…
become a hit 风靡一时，成为热点
今日份格言: Knowing is not enough, we must apply . Willing is not enough, we must do.