The Eight-Year-Old browses our bookshelves


The Eight-Year-Old, while browsing through our bookshelves, stops abruptly at a shelf full of pastel-spined books.

Mommyo, curiously: “What are you looking at, The Eight-Year-Old? My books on child behavior?”

The Eight-Year-Old: “Yeah. Why do you have those?”

Mommyo: “They are my attempt to understand you better.”

The Eight-Year-Old: “Can I read them? I don’t understand me at all.”

And with that, we’re off. Caterpickles is taking a short break to enjoy what’s left of the summer before it’s gone. I may post occasionally this month, but regular posting won’t resume until school does. See you in September!

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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