What if if we had never been born? Sometimes I think about my parents' decision to have me. My mom said all five of her children were happy accidents. If she had said, "No more kids!" after two or three or even four, I wouldn't be sharing my life with you all right now.
I meet friends and family who tell me the miracles of their birth. When I had children of my own, not only the decision and conception were miracles, but the pregnancy, labor, and delivery were the most fun and also intense experiences I have ever had. As soon as I popped one child out I said aloud, "Let's do it again. Can we do it again?" The magic and science unite when having children. Our species procreate, and it is natural and normal. At the same time it feels so unique and abnormal, a heightened sense of existence.
I love the way Dr. Seuss plays with this thought. Maybe he was thinking about what if he had not been born. Then he would miss out on all of the fun that he was giving us in his life, and all of the fun that he was having creating these amazing books, which are whimsical in their writing and a gift to all who read them for generations.
My favorite Dr. Seuss book is the one I was given when I first had my first child, Golden. It is titled, Are You My Mother? This book was responsible for my son speaking aloud with words by age 7 months old. And yes, we have had so much fun during our lives together because he is here on earth.
I want to hear from you! What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book and why?
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