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!”