Friday, October 20, 2006

Sneetches

So, now we are in the habit of praying with the boys each evening after we get done with our baths and reading a book by Dr. Seuss called Sneetches. Kade asks the same questions every time we read it (about what certain things are), but he loves the pictures and the rhyme scheme. He asks for the same book every night. But you know what? This short story by Dr. Seuss is awesome - talking about how we judge others based on small things we can't change that don't really matter. It is a story about how foolish we must seem to those on the outside of our culture for elevating people to a high place of respect for exterior, temporary traits. It is a story about how we seek to be a part of the "in crowd" so bad that we are willing to compromise common sense and eternal values.

In all truth, I think Barie and I are getting more out of it than Kade is. He loves the pictures and the sounds of the words (like Sylvester McMonkey McBean), but we are hearing the message: what matters most is our character, not our appearance. I wish I could communicate like Dr. Seuss.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What happened to Clifford? Is Snitches too long for Mama E. to read? It can't be any longer than Clifford...ha. See ya soon.
Love, Mama E.

Hallam Fam News said...

Just stay away from those pants with no one in them!

Brent said...

We all wish we could communicate like Dr. Suess.