"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."
This is one of the lessons that I really try and instill in my kids. I don't want them trying to be someone they're not. They are such incredible little people and I would hate for them to lose any of that.
I love that even after his death, Dr. Seuss is still in everyones' hearts, teaching and inspiring. I mean, think about about it. What book did you get for graduation? What books did your teachers use to teach the concept of rhyming? What is the goto book for teaching about conserving our natural resources? I think everyone, young and old, has a memory of a Dr. Seuss book that was special to them.
I knew I had to make my kids special Dr. Seuss outfits. Originally I had planned to go totally overboard with the ruffles and colors and stuff like that, since it totally fit the theme of Dr. Seuss, but then I realized that's just not me. I like to keep things simple and classic. After I had it all planned out, I got a note home from school saying they would be having a Cat in the Hat parade at school and they wanted all the kids to try and dress in black and white. Well, shoot. There went my plan. So, I ran out to my local quilt shop because they have a nice selection of Dr. Seuss fabric. While I was there I decided to make the Design Your Own Pinny by Boo! all black with a hint of Dr. Seuss and a bright red bow, giving a nod to the Cat in the Hat. I also decided to make the Petunia Petals by Lily Giggle, because everyone needs a fun pair of leggings!
For my boy I had a tougher time. He really likes t shirts and I didn't really want to make him a button down shirt out of fun Dr. Seuss fabric that he was just going to wear once. Instead, I took a black t shirt and added a bow tie to it. I just used the same one from the Pinny, but made it a little bigger. I also made him a pair of fun arm/leg warmers from two different pairs of socks. In my opinion, you can never have too many pairs of them!! He told me how much he liked that he was able to put them in his pocket when he got too hot on the playground.
I've been asked this a couple of times, and no, I did not make the hat. I stole it from my mom's classroom a bunch of years ago when I volunteered for Read Across America.
And of course I have to include a couple shots of them in action at their parade.
No idea what's up with the sour puss face!!
As I said before, I love Dr. Seuss and I have great memories of his stories and I want to pass them onto my own kids and since it's Thursday, I'm going to toss in a couple Throwback Thursday photos. :D
My little Thing 1 and Thing 2
My little Horton babies
"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!"