Did you ever wonder what happened after the mom got home in The Cat in the Hat kid’s book?

At The New York Times‘ Motherlode blog, Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don’t Float: Classic Lit Signs On To Facebook author Sarah Schmelling imagined an interview with the mom in The Cat in the Hat. In Dr. Seuss’ classic kid’s book, the mom disappears while kids while a mischievous cat destroys the house. Here’s an excerpt from the parody interview:

As if I could have predicted that a giant talking cat would pop by and destroy my house! Listen, it must say something about my parenting style that the mere sight of my feet would get everyone scrambling around, shaking with fear.