I’ve always been madly in love with Dr. Seuss books. Their cadence is amazing, their rhyming stupendous. And, when I’m stuck in my writing, there’s nothing that will jiggle my creative writer like There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.
(I’m not kidding…it’s the bomb book when you’re stuck.)
Note: If you’re unfamiliar with “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket,” here’s a link to have it read aloud to you.
The thing about Dr. Seuss…he also makes me naughty.
After reading these books umpteen times to the Little Bean, I’ve started getting kinda spicy with the Hubster, just to liven up the reading. This involves everything from reading aloud with a certain emphasis (IYKWIM), eyebrow wiggling, and changing around the words to get a giggle.
I don’t think Dr. Seuss would mind. He did illustrate The Pocket Book of Boners, after all.
There’s simply no way to avoid these “if you know what I mean” moments while you’re reading classics like…
Hop on Pop: Hop Pop. We like to hop. We like to hop on top of Pop. (Yep. Sure do.)
The Cat In The Hat: “I know some good games we could play,” said the CooCat. “I know some new tricks,” said the Cat to the Hat. “A lot of good tricks. I will show them to you. Your mother will not mind at all if I do.” (Nope. Mama won’t mind at all.)
[Related facts you might not know:
#1 – In our house, we call the vajayjay a “CooCat” (“Coo” for short).
#2 – All sex toys are stored up on a shelf in a box discreetly labeled: “Meow.”]
Green Eggs and Ham: The eyebrow waggling happens ALL OVER this book.
“Say! In the dark? Here in the dark! Would you, could you, in the dark?
“Could you, would you, with a goat? I would not, could not with a goat! Would you, could you, on a boat? Or in a pool, upon a float?“
My hubby and I have made entire dates over my daughter’s oblivious head, although I’m sure this honeymoon period of innuendo is going to end soon. She’s starting to repeat EVERYTHING.
So, it’s your turn to give me some new ammo. What is your favorite children’s book for covert operations of the dating kind? (Just make it up if you don’t have kids, I’m positive you have nieces, nephews or godchildren.) What are your code words for those naughty words you don’t want to say in front of your kids? Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!