"Kai and Lars! I'll be right around the corner at the art gallery in a couple of minutes!
Don't you argue about anything, do you hear?"
"Okay, Mom. We'll be fine. Take your time!" Kai and Lars replied.
When she arrived at the gallery, Mom quickly arranged for someone to take her place that day.
Her babysitter had cancelled and she needed to go home.
Her sons were as alike as two peas in a pod.
Fights between them could arise from any issue.
Once Kai had punched Lars when the latter argued the toss.
She had to always keep her eyes on them.
As a matter of fact, she had to watch them around the clock!
She believed that they had become this way as a result of their father passing away.
It had been hard on them all.
And while she had done her best as a whole, and everyone approved of her effort, the boys were still struggling.
"I'm back, boys!" She said as she came in the door.
"Did you argue with each other?"
When silence greeted her and the boys were nowhere to be found, she knew as a rule that something was wrong.
"Surprise! " The boys yelled as they jumped out of the closet.
"Happy birthday, Mom!"
Mom nearly fell over.
The boys had used silence as a means of tricking her into being unprepared for a surprising birthday party.
All of her friends came out of the rooms and they had a wonderful day.
The boys didn't fight once.
1.approve of 赞成，赞许
例句：Do you approve of my disposal of these folds in the curtain?
2.argue about (或over) 为...争辩，为...争吵
例句：The couple begin to argue about money.
3.argue the toss(对决定的事或主张)表示异议，反对已做出的决定
例句：Don't let us argue the toss over who is going to pay for the meal.
4.around (或round) the clock 连续一整天(或一昼夜)，日夜不停地
例句：He studied around the clock for his history exam.
5.art gallery 美术馆
例句：The town boasts a world-famous art gallery.
6.as a means of 作为一种...手段(或方法)
例句：Fiction writing as a means of living is no easy task.
curtainn. 窗帘，门帘，幕(布) vt. (用帘)装饰
fell动词fall的过去式 n. 兽皮 vt. 砍伐，击倒
atossn. 投掷，震荡 v. 投掷，摇荡，辗转
disposaln. 处理，处置，布置，配置 n. 垃圾粉碎机
podn. 豆荚 v. 剥掉(豆荚)
issuen. 发行物，期刊号，争论点 vi. & vt 发行，流