I was reading some Pooh poems to Michael today. He would just sit there and listen with this delighted little smile on his face. Then I would flip through the book and he would pick a poem and ask me to read it.
We really like the "Knight Who's Armor Didn't Squeak" and "The Friend"
There are lots and lots of people who are always asking things,
Like Dates and Pounds-and-ounces and the names of funny Kings,
And the answer's either Sixpence A Hundred Inches Long,
And I know they'll think me silly if I get the answer wrong.
So Pooh and I go whispering, and Pooh looks very bright,
And says, "Well, I say sixpence, but I don't suppose I'm right."
And then it doesn't matter what the answer ought to be,
'Cos if he's right, I'm Right, and if he's wrong,
it isn't me.
But this one was my defiant favorite.
Christopher Robin had wheezles and sneezles,
they bundled him into his bed.
They gave him what goes with a cold in the nose and some more for
a cold in the head.
They wondered if wheezles could turn into measles,
if sneezles would turn into mumps;
They examined his chest for a rash, and the rest of his body for swellings and lumps.
They sent for some doctors in sneezles and wheezles to tell them what ought to bed done.
All sorts of conditions of famous physicians came hurrying round at a run.
They all made a note of the state of his throat,
they asked if he suffered from thirst;
they asked if the sneezles came after the wheezles,
or if the first sneezle came first.
They said, "If you teazle a sneazle or wheezle,
a measle may easily grow.
But humor or pleazle the wheezle or sneezle,
the measle will certainly go."
They expounded the reazles for sneezles and wheezles,
the manner of meales when new.
They said, "If he freezles in draughts and in breezles,
then phtheezles may even ensue."
Christopher Robin got up in the morning,
the sneezles had vanished away.
And the look in his eye seemed to say to the sky,
"Now, how to amuse them today?"
No one is ever too old for Pooh Bear.
We still laugh about Pooh a lot of times. Michael loves to watch it still and he just giggles.
I am constantly reminded of what a great daddy you are. Every time that I turn around, you are doing something else. In the Bible it says that where your money is, their your heart will be also and Erin said: "Well then, daddy's heart is in all of his kid's stomachs!"