Monday, July 5, 2010

Birthdays

Ever since Catherine wrote this post back in May, I have been looking for the not so hidden meanings in every Dr. Seuss book I read to D. This week it's Happy Birthday to You!. DH's birthday is next week and D's is next month so she is understandably obsessed with birthdays. Maybe not every line can literally apply to Reid, but it still gets to me every time I have to read these pages.

If you'd never been born, well then what would you do?
If you'd never been born, well then what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a doorknob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes.
Or worse than all that...Why you might be a WASN'T!
A wasn't has no fun at all. No, he doesn't.
A Wasn't just isn't. He just isn't present.


If you'd never been born, them you might be an ISN'T!
An Isn't has no fun at all. No he disn't.
He never has birthdays, and that isn't pleasant.
You have to be born, or you don't get a present.

4 comments:

Sadkitty said...

HOLY CRAP! That is heart breaking. I am so glad we don't own that particular book. I would have to burn it.

B said...

that would freak me out so much that i might have to burn it like sadkitty says.

thinking of you xx

Catherine W said...

Oh no. Definitely one to cross off my list and maybe one to accidentally get lost down the back of the sofa? Sorry D.

How heartbreakingly perky.

car said...

No burning or "losing" required. It just has to go back to the library, SOON.