Bath Time

Little Girl at the 1984 World's Fair, held in New Orleans, LA. (Image by Christopher Porché West)

Mother, on a night when there are four adults present who are all equally capable of giving The Four-Year-Old her bath: “Who should give you a bath, The Four-Year-Old?”

The Four-Year-Old: “No one! (slight pause) Except for God.”

Happy Holidays from all of us at Caterpickles Central. (Or as The Four-Year-Old likes to say, “Holly Hoppidays!”)

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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