The Picky Eater’s Tribute to Dr. Seuss

I do not like the food you make,

Mom-of-mine.

I do not like the Ham or the Beef.

I will not eat,

Mom-of-mine.

I will not eat potatoes today

because I ate them yesterday.

I do not like them as you say,

Mom-of-mine.

Today I will not go on your food foray.

I will not eat the veggies or the fruit.

I will chew on the lace from a boot.

I will eat the cat food from the bowl,

and the play-doh from the floor.

But I will not eat the things you put on a plate,

Mom-of-mine.

I know we will sit at this table, very late.

And you will keep throwing food at me like bait.

But I don’t like any food today.

Oh, wait….

We have pudding?

Chocolate or vanilla?

I’ll eat that.

I will eat the chocolate and smear it on the wall,

I will smear it here and far.

Oh Mom-of-mine,

You really are the best cook of all.

Today is a man’s birthday who inspired me. His books taught rhymes without reason. His imagination soared. Every time, as a child, when I visited my pediatrician there was always a Dr. Seuss book.

Happy Birthday, Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Thank you for the words you left the world. Thank you for your imagination.

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Kristen
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So good! I stumbled for you!

Lauren
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Haha awesome!! This is hilarious and very Seuss-ish!! You are so creative!!

Jenny
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So awesome! Good job! šŸ™‚

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