We interrupt your Tuesday to wish The Eight-Year-Old’s Grandpa a Very Happy Birthday


Last year, we were lucky enough to be able to go to Florida for The (then) Seven-Year-Old’s Grandpa Howell’s birthday. Naturally, the topic of what to serve Grandpa on his birthday came up. Grandpa asked for coconut pie. The (then) Seven-Year-Old was not happy to hear that.

Grandma: “Haven’t you ever had coconut pie, The Seven-Year-Old?”

The (then) Seven-Year-Old: “No. I don’t like any kind of pie.”

Grandma: “Well, coconut pie is Grandpa’s favorite. He loves it so much he requested it for his birthday.”

The (then) Seven-Year-Old: “Yuck. I would definitely call myself short-changed if I had that at my birthday party.”

Happy Birthday, Grandpa, from all of us at Caterpickles. We hope your day is filled with laughter and coconut pie (if you like that sort of thing).

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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 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 We interrupt your Tuesday to wish The Eight-Year-Old’s Grandpa a Very Happy Birthday

  1. bobraxton says:

    Grandpa “B” likes coconut pie – also lemon meringue.


  2. HDHowell says:

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes! Grandma baked a coconut cake this year, so I don’t feel short- changed.


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