A Two Year Old Reads The Lorax

March 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm (Education) (, , , , )

I sat down at the breakfast table with my daughter who will be two and a half in a month.  It’s St. Patty’s Day, so I thought I would read something appropriately Irish to her over breakfast.  I didn’t have much follow through, though, because my daughter looked at me with those big blue eyes, batted them, and said, “Read The Lorlax, Mommy, the Lorlax.” This pronunciation is a great improvement from when she was calling him the “Workass.”

So I went and got Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax and began to read.  There was an interruption regarding her cereal, another about the dog, a few more about the characters in the book.  Two pages in I shoved the book at her and said, “You read it.”

And this is how my two year old read The Lorax, along with great gestures and emphatic pointing:

“Town!

Grickle-grass!

Essepting Oooooooold crows.

TED!

Find the Lorlax! The Lorlax!

Baby Lorlax!

Butterfly milk!

Truffula Trees…

and seeds!

And Seed.

Last Seed.

The End.

Ok, Green Eggs and Ham, Mommy.”

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