(Closed) Dr. Seuss can kiss my butt !!!!

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t have kids, but to this day I cannot watch Annie because my sister watched it so much when we were kids.  It makes me cringe.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Lord yes.

I can recite The Rainbow Fish, Arthur’s Valentine, Curious George and the Pancake Breakfast, The Pokey Little Puppy, and Green Eggs and Ham in my sleep by now. 

I constantly hit up the library for new books to read, but when she gets stuck on a book she isn’t going to sleep unless it’s been read, even if 3 new books preceded it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

NEVER read hand hand finger thumb to him (if you haven’t already). When I was little my mom memorized this one, and I had too. When she would skip a page to get it over with I would tell her what she missed.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Try the Bernstein bears or the Little critters books. Those along with Dr. Suess were my absolute favorites as a kid. Maybe try to circulate in some other books, possibly lose the Dr. Suess book for a week or two or say you forgot it at Grandmas or something.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@AJester2:  lol I totally skip pages when my son picks a boring book that’s too long & I just want him to go to sleep! He’s almost 3, and he’s starting to catch on, which is a bummer 😛

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I was little, I LOVED “The Night Before Christmas”. I made my parents read it to be every single night (sometimes twice!), even in the middle of summer. My dad said he would try to skip pages, but I knew the story so well that I would catch him and make him go back.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My SIL read “Goodnight Moon” to my niece every night from the time she was born until…well, until about 6 months ago, actually. They’ve both been able to recite it from memory for years, and Lily wouldn’t go to sleep without hearing it. And it had to be from SIL, it wasn’t the same if anyone else, even her father, read it to her. If they spent a night apart, SIL would recite it to her over the phone. As I said, this just stopped about 6 or so months ago, and my niece will be 7 in August….

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

When I used to babysit I would have to read the same books over and over and over.  Once I tried to skip a few pages here and there but the darn kids called me out and made me re-read it!!  I could pretty much recite the stories by heart.  I feel your pain.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Sometimes to make it less grating for me I’ll skip over certain parts and add really dumb plot twists. I find it works because she generally starts laughing and gets too distracted by mommy being silly to fixate on the parts I’ve skipped. Doesn’t always work, but some nights I just can’t talk about that damn monkey and his pancakes anymore.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

That is why I like books with just pictures so you can make up the story or change it. 

I never got read to when little :/ but I would for my kids!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Your posts made me laugh. I could see myself hiding the book and then feeling guilty. No kids yet, but I’m sure I’ll be tortured soon enough 🙂

I don’t remember a particular book but I remember wanting to watch Benji Takes a Dive every single day. Also my brother and I listened to the first Madonna CD so much that it actually stopped working.

 

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