My mind is a conglomeration of kids books

I look at the clock to see how badly I’ve missed bedtime for my four-year-old (answer: badly) and it says: 6:56. I don’t think I will ever see that time on the clock again and not think:

And at 6:56 the next morning he did it. It sure was a terrible place that he hid it. He let that small clover drop somewhere inside of a great field of clovers a hundred miles wide!

Can you guess what book that’s from? Hint: I recently quoted this very same book in another blog post. That’s right: Horton Hears a Who! My good friend Dr. Seuss is inside my head – I’m always thinking Dr. Seuss quotes to myself:

“What would you do if your mother asked you?” (Cat in the Hat) (ANSWER: TELL HER THE TRUTH);

“And will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed!)” (Oh the Places You’ll Go);

“Schlopp, schlopp, beautiful schlopp. Beautiful schlopp with a cherry on top!” (The Thinks You Can Think).

One night when my oldest child was a baby my husband and I were sitting on our balcony and he remarked that the moon was pretty. My response, having read my daughter “Gumby’s Book of Letters” repeatedly that day, was, “Gumby and Pokey went to the moon,” in a zoned-out kind of voice; I don’t actually recall seeing the moon. SO, having been THERE – I don’t really mind Dr. Seuss in my head – his writing is full of wisdom benefitting kids and adults alike. There are much worse things to have on the brain!

(PS – Thank you for indulging my random mom-musings!)

My Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes

Inspired by the season (and notwithstanding last year’s similar post – I guess I’m predictable), I thought I’d share my two favorite Dr. Seuss quotes:

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more.”

– How the Grinch Stole Christmas


A person’s a person, no matter how small.

– Horton Hears a Who

Oh the Places You’ll Go and The Lorax round out my top four Dr. Seuss books but I found I just couldn’t pick a favorite quote from either one – there are too many, and the books pack in so much wisdom that you really need to read them in their entirety.

That’s all for today! I’d love to hear your favorite Dr. Seuss books and/or quotes. There are still a handful I haven’t read so maybe you’ll inspire me to pick up a new one!