Dear Kid,

You know about palindromes, right? Phrases or sentences that read the same forward and backward. As in “DAD”. Or “Madam in Eden I’m Adam.” Or “Was it a car or a cat I saw?” Or “Never odd or even.” And of course “A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.”

If you were to ask my good friend the internet about palindromes you would find out that there are also lots of really, really stupid ones that people created presumably before they’d had enough coffee. Like “A Santa dog lived as a devil God at NASA.” Huh? Or “Amen icy cinema.” I mean yes, it’s a palindrome, but it doesn’t mean anything (at least I hope it doesn’t). Or the ones that use a lot of names just to get to a palindromic state. There really should be palindrome police.

I have no idea why the word palindrome is not itself a palindrome. Dammit, I’m mad!* If there were palindrome police they would probably fix it.

But that’s not what I wanted to talk about.

This week, this very week, this week is a palindrome week (more than a week—kind of like a baker’s week). Look at the date of each day of the week, then read it backwards: Palindrome!

Mom. Possibly the World's Best Palindrome. DearKidLoveMom.com4/10/14









Palindrome dates are not all that uncommon. But an entire parade of them? Doesn’t happen every week, my friend.

Hope you enjoy the magic of the palindrome dates.

Love, Mom (possibly the world’s best palindrome)