Scrambled eggs super!

After the gym this morning, Kelly and I sat on the couch and I read to Zachary for the first time (through Kelly’s belly, of course).  The first book I read to him was Dr. Seuss’s Scrambled Eggs Super!  What was strange about the experience was that even though I hadn’t read the book in decades, it all came back to me as I read it.  And what’s more, I read the book with expression, in the exact same manner I recall Dad reading it to me when I was a young child.  I even found myself pointing things out (to Kelly, not to Zach) the way Dad would point them out to me.  And I was surprised at how smoothly it all went–I never realized how much of the book I had memorized.

After that book, I read him "What Was I Scared Of?" from The Sneeches and Other Stories, which was probably my favorite story in that book.  Finally, I finished by reading him Fox in Socks which makes me laugh no matter how many times I read it.

Now I can’t wait to read it to him after he’s born and I can watch his reaction to the stories.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.