It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday today, and that calls for a celebration. We read a stack of books, sometimes searching for rhyming words and sometimes following the “you read ALL the words, Mom” method.
We made Oobleck, a giggle-inducing combination of corn starch and water. It’s crazy stuff that can’t decide whether it’s a liquid or a solid.
My favorite part of the day was our breakfast conversation, when we decided which Dr. Seuss character is most like each of us. My husband is definitely Horton the Elephant… an elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent! Then we have the dramatic daughter who loves Fox in Socks. She loves tongue twisters, and keeps the rest of us saying, “I can’t blab such blibber blubber!”
The rest of us feel at home in The Cat in the Hat. There’s the daughter who can always “have lots of good fun that is funny” and the daughter who wants to be Sally. (Sally, you’ll remember, has a beautiful bow in her hair.) Me? I can totally empathize with that fish. From his first line, “No! No! Make that cat go away!” to his last, “This mess is so big and so deep and so tall, we can not pick it up. There is no way at all!” he’s my guy.
And the Cat in the Hat Comes Back, with the pink bathtub ring that takes over the world… yikes! I shudder to think of it.
Who’s YOUR favorite Seuss character?