Dr. Seuss was a part of my childhood that I shared with my own children. His influence is sprinkled throughout their lives. Michael learned about rhyming from Fox in Socks. Kris knew the entire alphabet at a ridiculously young age from being read Dr. Seuss’s ABC. We can thank Daisy Head Mayzie for all the little daisies drawn onto the heads of the characters in all of our books, compliments of Kris. For the longest time when I would start the opening line, “The time has come. The time is now..” Andy (then 2 years old) would wail, “Nooooo! No Marvin K. Mooney!” because he knew that it meant it was bedtime. Just last night Michael quoted from Hop on Pop. The list goes on….
And then came this quote. With Dr. Seuss’s birthday coming up on March 2nd, I knew I wanted to use one of his quotes and when I saw this one, I had found what I was looking for. When I began this blog, I had a half-formed vague idea in my head of what it would be. I knew- that I wanted to share my experience as the parent of transgender child, I wanted it to look nice and I wanted to connect with others going through the same thing. It didn’t take long for me to realize that although I started writing here for myself, I needed to do it for others. For every transgender person who has the love and support of their family, I fear that there are more that do not. I do care a lot and I do want it to get better. Even in my adult years, Dr. Seuss continues to inspire me.
You can read more about the man behind the famous name here.
This post is part of Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen at Silver Threading. Be sure to stop by her blog and check it out, as well as a lot of cool quotes.