I love Shel Silverstein. Best poems ever! When I took Andrew to B&N earlier this month, I was hoping he would pick The Giving Tree as one of his books to buy. I think he's still a little young to appreciate it. I hadn't read it since I was a child - reading it as an adult, I realize it's probably more for the parent than the child as the lesson of the book probably goes over kiddos heads. One of my fave Shel poems is the "I Can not go to school today" one. I can still remember the first couple of stanzas. :)
How cute, I'm all in, let's have a Hug-o-War! Hope you have fun at the birthday bash for your niece this weekend, let us know how it goes!! xox
Ahh!! Shel Silverstein makes my day like none other! That poem is so appropriate for me right now, and reading your post seriously made my weekend a little better! :) Thank you!