When a first-time father cuddled his newborn son, he immediately noticed the baby's ears conspicuously standing out from his head.
He expressed his concern to the nurse that some children might taunt his child, calling him names like "Dumbo".
A doctor examined the baby and reassured the new dad that his son was healthy—the ears presented only a minor cosmetic problem.
But the nervous father persisted.
He wondered if the child might suffer psychological effects of ridicule, or if they should consider plastic surgery.
The nurse assured him that it was really no problem, and he should just wait to see if the boy grows into his ears.
The father finally felt more optimistic about his child,but now he worried about his wife's reaction to those large, protruding ears.
She had delivered by cesarean section, and had not yet seen the child.
"She doesn't take things as easily as I do," he said to the nurse.
By this time, the new mother was settled in the recovery room and ready to meet her new baby.
The nurse went along with the dad to lend some support in case this inexperienced mother became upset about her baby's large ears.
The infant was swaddled in a receiving blanket with his head covered for the short trip through the chilly air-conditioned corridor.
The baby was placed in his mother's arms, who eased the blanket back so that she could gaze upon her child for the first time.
She took one look at her baby's face and looked to her husband and gasped, "Oh, Honey! Look! He has your ears!"
No problem with Mom.
She married those ears…and she loves the man to whom they are attached.
The poet Khalil Gibran said, "Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
It's hard to see the ears when you're looking into the light.
1.stand out 坚持；超群；向前跨步
He played the violin, and he stood out from all the other musicians.
Many people were involved in this conspiracy, but three stand out.
很多人参与了这场阴谋，但有 3 个人是主谋。
2.plastic surgery 整形手术
Yet unlike much other plastic surgery it is no vanity-inspired whim.
That's why we have plastic surgery!
3.recovery room 手术后的特别病房，恢复室
You will remain in the recovery room until you are completely awake and ready to return home.
He's in the recovery room.
4.in case 假使；免得
In case you did not know, all of these acts are against the law.
China retains a threat of war against the self-ruled island in case it formalises its de-facto independence.