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And of course, Caterpickles’ very own Official Junior Photojournalist: The Five-Year-Old Howell
As The Five-Year-Old would say, let’s have a conversation…
- "Why is a watermelon red inside?"
- Ask The Five-Year-Old: "Could the Twilight vampires take down Shaun the Sheep?"
- "Why do pale people get more moles?" (Caterpickles consults the dermatologist)
- "What happened to Dedham Pottery?"
- Through the Lens of The Five-Year-Old: The Bunny at Oakdale Square Common
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This is devastating. When I was in second grade, a tornado passed directly over my elementary school. Growing up in Dallas, our school had tornado drills at least once a month in the spring, so we all knew what to … Continue reading
The Six-Year-Old, holding up a picture of a pine tree in the sun: “Mommyo, what color on here do you want the back of the tapestry to be?” Mommyo: “I like the green or the brown.” The Six-Year-Old, decidedly: “I’ll … Continue reading
Scene: Mommyo and Daddyo are discussing which wines to buy to fill out our woefully depleted wine rack. Mommyo (whose migraines keep her from drinking red wine), practically: “If it were left up to me, I’d get one red and … Continue reading
It’s Endangered Species Day, and you know what that means: It’s Take Your Tiger to Work day. The Six-Year-Old, on finding Tigery already stationed at her desk: “What are we going to do today, Tigery?” Tigery, in a voice that … Continue reading
We interrupt our regularly scheduled Wordless Wednesday with this important news update. The Six-Year-Old has earned her first yellow stripe in karate. Congratulations, The Six-Year-Old!
For Mother’s Day, The Six-Year-Old, Daddyo, and I traipsed down to Harvard Square for a little sight-seeing and shopping. Of course, we popped into the Harvard Coop. Doesn’t everybody? While we were there, The Six-Year-Old wanted to try on “one … Continue reading
Every Sunday afternoon (at least, every Sunday that we can manage it), our family clusters on the couch with a bowl of fresh-popped popcorn and proceeds to haggle over our Sunday Afternoon Movie. Sometimes we pick a classic movie, like … Continue reading
Looks like Daddyo’s chess domination days may be numbered. In case you’re curious, the book The Six-Year-Old is reading is Chess for Children by Murray Chandler. Related Links: Chess for Children (Caterpickles)
One of my favorite parts of spring is that moment when I walk outside and catch the mysterious red bush in front of our house in bloom for the first time. You’d think I’d remember it was going to happen, … Continue reading