This past week was Dr. Seuss's birthday and Ryan's preschool, which I love, had a party for him. They asked each kid to bring in their favorite Dr. Seuss book. In a quest to define his favorite book we read all that we own. I had no idea how many of these books we own. I had also forgotten that each of these books are REALLY LONG AND HARD TO READ OUT LOUD.
I have never been a fan of "The Cat in the Hat". As I was reading it again I remembered why I keep hiding it on the bottom of the stack. Lets start with the fact that the mother leaves two very young children home alone for a whole day with nothing but a goldfish to watch them. Then they had to have left the door unlocked because a strange cat came into their house and proceeds to destroy it with things like cakes with lit candles and rakes. What about Stranger Danger? What about Fire Safety? What about a Human Babysitter? Finally, this book encourages you to lie to your mother. I am sure this is a behavior that I don't need to encourage as my kids do this enough without any encouragement.
I will now get myself a life and put this book back on the bottom of the pile where it belongs. I much prefer Sam-I-Am and his Green Eggs and Ham.