My Sunday Photo: The cat in the hat

You’ll never guess which Dr Seuss book Kara has been reading this week …

There are some days when I can rack my brains for ages trying to come up with an apt post title – and then still fail. (A newspaper headline writer I am not.)

And then some days the perfect title appears fully formed in my head. (Accompanied by the sound of a ‘ta-da’ fanfare, of course. It’s not just me who does that, right?)

We call Kara ‘The Cat’ in our house, for obvious reasons. Her favourite onesie is a cat outfit. She walks around the house purring and meowing. Her headphones have cat ears. She has a habit of substituting cat-related words into the lyrics of her favourite songs. Her favourite TV programme is Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, one of whose lead characters is – you guessed it – a cat-themed superhero.Kara Christmas 2017 headphones music

When Heather was clearing out some of our cupboards this week, she found my old American football helmet from my university playing days. (I calculated that I last wore it 27 years ago – I’m so old.) Of course, Kara had to try it on. Hence ‘the cat in the hat’.

I guess I can be thankful she didn’t fully adopt the role, tackle me to the ground and then stand over me, gloating and trash-talking. Lucky me.

I’m not sure what I love more about Kara. There’s her adventurous spirit: she will try anything without fear. And there’s her love of reading: she’s probably the best reader of our three at her age. Of course, it’s not an either/or choice. I love both these facets of her. Although maybe we’ll encourage her to try a different type of hat next time …

Kara reading The Cat in the Hat, Dr Seuss

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