More trouble with tribbles

The Six-Year-Old used to call these wadded up catalog pages "Kitty Asteroids." Now she calls them tribbles. And takes great joy in spreading them all over my house. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Six-Year-Old used to call these wadded up catalog pages “Kitty Asteroids.” Now she calls them “Tribbles.” And takes great joy in spreading them all over our house. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Six-Year-Old, on our walk to school yesterday morning: “Uh oh. It’s raining tribbles.”

Mommyo: “Better duck.”

The Six-Year-Old, curiously: “Why?”

Mommyo: “I don’t want to get tribbled on.”

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, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-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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2 Responses to More trouble with tribbles

  1. Tamara says:

    I wouldn’t mind getting tribbled on, just don’t want to get troubled on….

    Like

  2. Pingback: Overheard on a Saturday morning… | CATERPICKLES

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