I asked my husband if he would do a blog post for me that I can put up for Father's Day. So my wonderful husband, Neil Blecherman (and super Dad to our 3 very active boys), wrote a poem for Father's Day. Happy Father's Day!!
Dr. Suess Father's Day – By Neil Blecherman
Hop on Pop
Hop on Pop and do not stop
He is the best, yes Pop is top,
When not arresting like a cop.
Couch is old but bounces well.
Boys go up and shout and yell.
Screams are heard all over town.
Kids right side up and upside down
Always a smile, never a frown
They enjoy the Dad Day jumping
But muscles in pops back are lumping
Lumping muscles everywhere
Can I please sit in a chair?
In a chair wayyyy over there?
What happened to breakfast in bed?
“Please feed in bed” the dad had said.
Green eggs (no ham) in bed today
Food makes dad glad on dad’s big day !!
Toast is the most, with New York Times
Peace and quiet writing rhymes.
Cereal is also good dad food
Helping calm his “daditude”
No food? Then Bad Dad Poet is rude.
Bad Dad Poet goes for a run
Running, phasers set on “stun”.
Stun the dogs, stun the cats
Stun the mailman who wears blue hats.
Stun the Sneeches on their beaches
Stun Horton, whose voice Whoville reaches.
Stun Thing 1 and stun Thing 2
Stun another Thing, please do!
Keep on running, running slow
Legs say “stop” but brain says “go”.
Brain tells legs, “After run, BenGay
So pain in ancient legs goes away”
iPod playing in old Dad ears
Running with Boston clears ears for years.
Exercise helps grow Dad’s brain
With legs, back, knees and feet in pain.
Big brain helps Dad stay in shape
As hair moves from head down the back (like ape).
Pop’s not Superman with a big red cape.
Hop on pop causes insurance claim
Boys are big, their weight can maim.
Dad starts to wonder, “next year please”
Dad’s day in park, (I’m in my forties).
Poem Copyright Neil Blecherman 2009. Names of Dr. Seuss characters belong to the wonderful Dr. Seuss, whose books we read to our kids all the time!!!