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April 28, 2014

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I couldn't tell you the number of times I've read the Cat in the Hat & other Dr Seuss books to my kids. They find them endlessly entertaining and timeless. In fact we own all sorts of character trinkets, stuffed toys, etc and my daughter Julia enjoys them all. But I don't know if she understands what her Thing 2 shirt means. She loves that it's red & soft ... and the attention she gets while wearing it. In fact when I showed her a couple of shirts to pick from this morning she grabbed this shirt and hugged it. It made me smile & I gave her a big hug too.

 

As I said I don't know if she gets that it's a Dr Seuss reference & a silly joke about being the second child. What she does know is that she gets extra big smiles from people as we're out and about. They tell her that she's sweet & pretty... and her face lights up with delight. What started as me just being silly has enabled her to brighten other people's day and their joy in turn makes her happy. There's an old saying that is often in my mind, "There are two ways of spreading light : to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it" ...

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