These posts are personal reflections for someone who will eventually come into our life through adoption. As we have yet to know of the name of who will come into our home, we will refer to our future child(ren) as “Little One”. This blog will act as a journal to share with our child(ren). Feel free to read, share comments for “Little One”, and spread the word. Perhaps you will be the one who brings “Little One” to us.
I admire Dr. Seuss. Imaginations soar for all who listen or read his zany words and splendiferous story-lines. March 2nd is celebrated as his birthday. Okay. So we are not in March right now, but I came upon this picture while working on a project. This is a 2011 shot on…guess what day…March 2nd!
But here is the big question, Little One. What year was Dr. Seuss born? I will give you a hint. It was earlier than the year you were born.
Here’s the answer: 1904. How old would Dr. Seuss be, then, if he was still alive? Aw, that’s right. Look at your wonderful math skills.
That birthday is an important one for storytelling as many schools and libraries celebrate Literacy Day, Literacy Night, Literacy Month(s) and makes it a busy time from February to May. How would you like your birthday celebrated for a few months at a time? Would you ask for a different cake each day?
When I was a kid, I asked for banana cake most of the time. My Mom made the best. It’s not a kind of cake one normally finds in the grocery store. You may like banana bread. That has a cake-like feel to it. Some people even add frosting to banana bread. Mom’s banana cake tasted 100 times better than banana bread with white frosting.
A few times Mom and Dad bought me an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. We entered that place and headed to the tall glass doors. I had to be careful not to press my nose against the glass. The chill billowed out when I pulled the long handle on one of the glass doors. Mom would let me carry the ice cream cake to the register. My elbows pressed against my sides to have the muscle to lift it on the counter. Aw, yes!
Wait, how did we get on this topic of ice cream cakes? Oh, all because of remembering Dr. Seuss. Delicious memories!
Sincerest love from now to “eternally ever after”,