Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Today is Dr. Suess Birthday and read across America day.

I don't know about you, but as a child I could not get enough of Dr. Suess books and I don't think it has changed much for children all over the world. He made reading fun, silly and something you experienced. No one has ever been able to write quite the way he did and make nonsensicle things make perfect sense. I'm grateful for those moments when I read his books when I was a child, but I'm extremely grateful that I got to share his books with my kids.

So heres to you Dr. Suess, I raise my glass and celebrate your uniquness and down right clever verbage that made kids every where go ahh.

This is one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Suess; "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Who else do you know made words and make believe characters famous with names like these; Sneetches, Floob-Bobber-Bab-Boober-Buds, Fiffer-Feffer-Feff, Dinwoodie, Grickily-Gractus-Grox, Horn-Honkers-Hopp, Soup-Snoop-Group, Long-Legger-Kwong. Just to name a few.

Green Eggs and Ham is the 3rd largest selling book in the English language of all time. He wrote over 54 children's books and continued writing up until his death in 1991.

I think we owe alot to Dr. Suess. No one has ever said things the way he did; "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you."

He made my childhood one of wonderment as I turned the pages of each and everyone of his books. Thank you for those moments and for the memories.


  1. Couldn't agree more!!
    BTW Do you guys do Friday night dates? Want to do one together?
    Leigh Ann

  2. You know every once in a while we do, but usually we are running to football, basketball, and baseball games. However, I would love to go out with you guys. Let's plan one.