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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)
- The Five-Year-Old Reviews Books: Frogs, Dinosaurs, & Borrowers, Oh My!
- "Why did they draw that dinosaur underwater?"
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Category Archives: Ask the iPhone
While passing through Chicago’s O’Hare airport late last year, we stopped for a quick bite to eat in between flights. While waiting to order her hot dog, The Five-Year-Old was quite disturbed to read the following sign. “What’s wrong with … Continue reading
Scene: The Five-Year-Old sails through the dining room on her scooter and stops abruptly at the sight of Mommyo slumped over her computer. The Five-Year-Old, curiously: “What’s wrong, Mommyo?” Mommyo, disconsolately: “I’m having trouble getting back to writing after so … Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been fielding a lot of Santa questions lately. This one’s been coming up a lot, so even though I answered it last year, I thought I’d pull it from the archives–revised and updated … Continue reading
The Five-Year-Old, putting on her favorite pearl necklace on a recent Sunday morning: “Mommyo, did you know pearls are mummified parasites?” Mommyo: “Really?” The Five-Year-Old: “Yep. Just ask the iPhone.” And so I did. And what do you know — … Continue reading
The Five-Year-Old’s favorite metal may be gold cooked by some long destroyed star, but her favorite necklace is actually made of materials forged somewhere much closer to home. At the moment, The Five-Year-Old’s favorite necklace–the one she wears only on … Continue reading
It’s Thanksgiving, and I’m busy helping The Five-Year-Old prepare this year’s feast. She’s come around to the idea of having turkey, so long as she’s the one to cook it. So since The Five-Year-Old and I are otherwise occupied this … Continue reading
Most fossil beehives turn out to be fossilized coral. Google “favosites” and you’ll see what I mean. That’s because the honeycombs that give beehives their distinctive look are made of wax, and are extremely fragile. In most cases, they are … Continue reading
Last Sunday afternoon, while we were driving to the Dedham Fall Fair and Pumpkin Festival to see the Bengal Bunny, the Bare Naked Ladies’ song “Here Come the Geese” popped up on The-Five-Year-Old’s In-the-Car playlist. The Five-Year-Old may not have … Continue reading
Yesterday afternoon, we found ourselves wandering through the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The Five-Year-Old was thrilled to explore the Leventhal Map Center, but was markedly less appreciative of the Sargent murals. (I enjoyed both.) On our way home, … Continue reading
It’s summer, I have The Five-Year-Old to myself, and I’m taking full advantage of it. Today I’m running another Classic Caterpickle — a blatant attempt to give myself a day off by rerunning a year-old Caterpickle that I hope you’ll … Continue reading