Late Night at Caterpickles

It’s summer, so of course, it must be time to visit the Caterpickles Way Back Machine. Today’s story comes from the Summer of 2013, when The Nine-Year-Old was only Six.

Mommyo and Daddyo are watching binge-watching Justified late one night, when Daddyo hears The Six-Year-Old wandering about. “The Six-Year-Old, is that you?”

The Six-Year-Old, defensively: “I’m just getting a drink!”

Daddyo: “Are you giving out hugs?”

The Six-Year-Old: “No. I’m too soggy after my procedure. I couldn’t reach the clean cups, so I had to use my hands.”

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About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. 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), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, muse about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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