Fostering curiosity in kids (and their parents) since 2011

Springtime at Caterpickles

(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)

The Eight-Year-Old
, desperately, after piling into the car for yet another trip out into the world: “Mommyo, I forgot to bring a book! We have to go back home!”

Mommyo, cheerfully: “Just look out the window. Spring’s here so you’ll see lots of flowers.”

The Eight-Year-Old, plaintively: “But I’d rather read a book. Looking out the window is so boring.”

Mommyo, determinedly: “A little enforced boredom will be good for you.”

The Eight-Year-Old, suspiciously: “Why?” [pause] “Is that character building?”

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