The etiquette of meeting a Pharaoh

School Vacation Week is still going strong over here at Caterpickles Central. And as all Truly Relaxing Vacations require, we are keeping ourselves willfully blind to world developments.  So instead of the Friday news round-up, Caterpickles proudly presents a moment from The Four-Year-Old’s trip to Texas earlier this month.

Enjoy. We’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming next week. Most likely.  

Image Credit: Michael Howell

The Four-Year-Old, taking a bath before going to the King Tut Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts with her grandparents: “I always soap before I go to see a Pharaoh.”

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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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