WASHINGTON - MARCH 02: First lady Michelle Obama prepares to read Dr. Seuss's 'The Cat in the Hat', during an event at the Library of Congress on March 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. Over three hundred local students participated in the …
Friday, March 1, 2013
We made it, people.
We made it to Friday, to the first of March, to one month ‘til Opening Day.
To in like a lion, to out like a lamb, to tulips and hyacinths poking out of the ground.
To Fish Fry Friday, to the start of meteorological spring.
To Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Actually, that’s tomorrow, as anyone with kids in elementary school knows. He’s a favorite at our house, as he should be in every house with kids.
I read “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” this week at a local school, and that one’s fantastic at any age. It’s up there as one of my favorites, along with “Oh the Thinks You Can Think” and “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut.” That last one pretty much describes how I feel many a morning at 4:30 a.m.
But some of them are a bit – shall we say – odd.
I’ve read “Fox in Socks” to many a first grade class. That one is dangerous territory. I said it this morning and I stand by this statement: if you can read that book without accidentally cussing, you can be a news anchor.
This is the part where you’ve got to tread lightly:
Luke Luck licks lakes
Luke's duck licks lakes.
Yikes. Even first graders get it if you slip up. You almost need a seven-second delay to read that one.
-This weekend is another Macy’s Art Sampler weekend to benefit ArtsWave. There are a bunch of cool cultural activities for families. Check them out here .
-I’m mildly obsessed with E! host Guiliana Rancic. Maybe more than mildly. It’s a serious girl crush. For some reason, she seems like she’s got her stuff together. In my mind, she’s like Wonder Woman using her magic bracelets to fend off infertility, scoliosis, breast cancer and haters. Take that, bad stuff!
Anyway, a lot of people are talking about the fact that she says her marriage comes first, and her new baby comes second. Apparently this is controversial. I don’t see why.
To me, it’s the reason that some moms work outside the home and others choose to stay home with their kids. Women need to have the ability and the right to make a decision that’s best for their family and not be judged by the rest of us. Just because a given situation works for one person doesn’t mean it will work for another.
So good for you, Guiliana. Many of us may not make the same conscious choice, but good for you for having the guts to come out and say it.
In fact, to wrap this thing up with a bow, it’s inspired me to quote Dr. Seuss:
“Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!”
From Today’s Show:
-Wardrobe Malfunction: I do not have the words to adequately describe the horrendous, horrific, hellacious uniforms that Adidas is making UC wear. Wait, apparently, I do. Check out the yuckiness for yourself.
-Birthday Goodies: You can seriously work your birthday into some serious freebies. And not just on the day of your birthday – all month long. Here’s how .
-Tornado Anniversary: Tomorrow is the anniversary of the tornadoes that hit several areas in the Tri-State, killing 11 people and decimating towns. Tonight on 9 On Your Side beginning at 5, we take a look back at how these communities came together, and a look ahead at what’s next. We hope you’ll join us.
Today’s Distracting Link:
You’re a “velocity raptor.” And go.
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