Dirty Dr. Seuss
My daughter has recently been introduced to several new things. Lucky Charms, David Weinstone, deep snow drifts and Dr. Seuss.
While I can say she loves the Lucky Charms and David Weinstone, the deep snow drift did catch her off guard. All I could see was her arms flailing and muffled, “Help me, Mama!!” Not more than two seconds after I dragged her out of the pile of snow did she go back into it with the exact same outcome. Two year olds. Sheesh.
My grandparents are retired librarians with my Grandpa being the retired Dean of Library Sciences for Moorhead State University. (I know my Grandparents live in the coolest named town ever.) If there’s one thing I can say about them, they’re highly educated and LOVE books. When I was a kid, we had tons and tons of discarded library books, new books and my Grandma would even record herself reading books on tape for us. Needless to say, my sister and I have a big respect and adoration of books.
Now Dr. Seuss. For Christmas, my Grandparents bought the kids a few Dr. Seuss books. The Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop and my favorite, Green Eggs and Ham. (The Lorax and Oh The Places You’ll Go are my other favorites.) Claire insists on reading one of the three every night. She even grabs the book and will read the title as if she’s actually reading it saying “Hop On Pop!” It’s adorable.
While reading Green Eggs and Ham for the millionth time I started to think, Cassie, you’re going to have to make these more interesting for yourself, otherwise Claire will start to sense it and in turn not think reading is fun… and then it hit me. Double entendre.
Double entendre –noun, plural dou⋅ble en⋅ten⋅dres
|1.||a double meaning.|
|2.||a word or expression used in a given context so that it can be understood in two ways, esp. when one meaning is risqué.|
Eat them! Eat them! Here they are.
with a goat?
I’ll let them answer me for this one:
I would not, could not,
with a goat!
Now see, this way, I get a giggle, Claire gets her book and everyone’s satisfied. (Seriously, no pun intended.)