Classic Caterpickles: “Does Santa spend the rest of the year sleeping?”

Mommyo, admiring her then four-year-old daughter’s new pink and brown Dawson Crocs: “Boy, The Four-Year-Old, Santa did a great job with those shoes. They sure are cute. I wish they came in my size.”

The (then) Four-Year-Old: “Ask Santa!”

Mommyo: “I can’t. He’s done for the year. You know he worked really hard on Christmas Eve. I’ll just have to wait.”

Slight pause, then…

The (then) Four-Year-Old: “Does Santa spend the rest of the year sleeping?”


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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