Oh, the Places You’ll Go

The Cat in the Hat turned 50 Friday! Three years ago Miss C and I went to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial in Springfield, Massachusetts, while visiting my sister and her family. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a life size bronze Grinch.

Did you know you can help support literacy in this country by sending the Cat in the Hat a birthday card? For every card Dr. Seuss’s cool cat receives between now and May 7, Random House will donate one dollar to Project 236, which provides books to impoverished children. Hat tip to In the Trenches of Motherhood.

Speaking of birthdays, we celebrated our nephew’s 2nd birthday a week early yesterday as he is going to become a big brother any day. He got all the typical little boy toys, from trucks to balls, and since he’s at that pivotal potty training age he got a nifty talking Elmo potty (it slices, it dices, it does everything but bake fresh bread) and some Nemo big boy underwear. When he opened the underwear he held them up proudly and declared, “Panties!”


  1. Pattie says:

    Panties?! Ha, that is so funny! 🙂
    I didn’t know about that literacy program. Sounds like a good cause. I am off to check it out. Happy Sunday!

  2. Library Mama says:

    Ha! Panties! I love it!

    Thanks for letting us know about the Dr. Seuss thingy. I’m going to email the link to all my teacher-librarian friends.

    Adorable pic of Caitlin and her new friends.

  3. Charla says:

    Look how itty bitty Caitlin is! What a cutie!

    I hope your nephew does better pottying than Chase did…he finally trained 1.5 months after he turned 3!

    Thanks for the Seuss link, btw.

  4. Mrs.M says:

    I’ve thouroughly enjoyed the cat in the hat website today. A big thank you to my job for allowing me to be bored silly! 🙂

    panties? HA!

  5. Mrs. Flinger says:

    HA! As always I love it here. Y’all.. seriously.

    And fifty years?! I had no idea! (You’re an old one, Mr. Grinch…)

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