I grew up reading Dr. Seuss books. I grew up reading a lot in general really, but he was one of my favorite authors when I was a tyke.
His stories were fun with silly nonsensical words, made up creatures, and great adventures. I loved the Sneetches, with the stars on their bellies and The Cat in the Hat, who always made things interesting and sometimes smellies. Smellies? Sure, I needed something that rhymed with bellies and why not be a little silly along the way? Why yes, Sam I am, I do like green eggs and ham. I’d eat them with you here, there, and everywhere!
My sixteen year old son and I had a tradition that involved us honoring the great author by reading his books on his birthday and sometimes the days leading up to it. We’d read oh so very many, perhaps five, 12, or even twenty. Why, I’m sure that’s plenty!
I have a daughter who is almost three and she loves books. I’m ever so proud to have two children who love to get lost in their pages! So now, with it being March 2nd, the birthday of one fabulously creative man, I continue this tradition.
What about you? Will you read a tale today, maybe two? There’s plenty to choose from! There’s books about apples on top! What about fish that are read and blue? The choice is yours, so totally up to you!! Just make sure to smile, enjoy, and share that joy of reading, whatever you do!!