Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss!

Today Dakota and I are taking part in the Dr.Seuss Challenge that is being sponsored by DA WEENIES OF FLORIDA AND ZOOLATRY.

Back in October ironically I had mentioned Dr.Seuss in a post on Cat Chat that I had written  for my birthday and feeling as if I am lacking in the creativity department today,  I have decided that since last Tuesday was Dakota’s birthday and today is Dr.Seuss’s birthday it was appropriate to publish the part of that post that referenced Dr. Seuss.  We are visiting the post in the part where I mention the reason for my being obsessed with birthdays. Hope you enjoy it:

Just a small aside as to where my obsession with birthdays (not just mine, I love everyone else’s birthday too, I derive great joy in giving presents on birthdays!) arose from.
 
As a child of about 4 years old my favorite book was HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, by Dr.Seuss:

From Wikipedia: “Happy Birthday to You! is a 1959 children’s book by Dr. Seuss. It deals with a fantastic land called Katroo, where the Birthday Bird throws everyone an amazing party on their special day. It has almost no plot and consists of one long fantastical celebration, narrated in the second person, of the reader’s birthday.
The Birthday Bird appears in an episode of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss.
The book is dedicated to his “good friends” and “The Children of San Diego County.”
I delighted in traveling with the “birthday boy” as the Birthday Bird pops his head in the window at possibly 5am or earlier and takes the little boy on the most glorious adventures for his birthday! Being food obsessed, I remember the illustration of a never ending string of hot dogs. There were bands playing and creatures paying homage to the little boy, all sorts of delightful events took place. At sundown the Birthday Bird returns the little boy to his bed where he drifts happily into slumber, exhausted, and blissfully loved.

For some reason the images and message from that book never left me. It is STILL one of my favorites from my childhood.

My wish for everyone on his or her birthday is that for even a moment,  you can be transcended back into your childhood and experience the joy that birthdays were sure to bring.  A day full of laughter, expectations of the unexpected, delighting in spontaneity, fully living in the moment worry-free and believing when you blow out the candles on your birthday cake, that anything and everything is possible!  Long live
our inner child!