I can’t believe I just said that

Overheard in the Caterpickles Transport Pod (while parked in a parking lot):

Mommyo: “The Four-Year-Old, don’t eat the whole bag of M&Ms or you won’t have room for your hot dog.”

Mommyo immediately begins banging her head against the steering wheel.

Daddyo, patting my arm: “That’s ok, honey, we can work on that. Would you like me to drive?”

The Four-Year-Old: “Mommyo, does that hurt?”

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 Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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