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Driving while parenting, Episode VII

The Eight-Year-Old, out of the blue, on a recent trip to the suburbs: “Mommyo, what protects tow trucks from UV radiation?” Mommyo, curiously: “I don’t know, The Eight-Year-Old, what does protect trucks from UV radiation?” The Eight-Year-Old, triumphantly: “The tow zone layer!” Related Links: Driving while parenting, Episode VI (Caterpickles) More driving…

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Driving while parenting, Episode VI

The other day while we were driving down one of Chicago’s highway, we were passed by a Hummer. Not just any Hummer, but a special one, one that had been tricked out to sit high up on its axle, like one of those Monster Trucks. Daddyo, slowing down a tad to allow the…

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Driving while parenting, Episode V

Mommyo, irritably, after being forced to yield inappropriately to a driver who clearly doesn’t understand the concept of right of way: “Really? You’re going to turn into the street now? Awesome decision, dude.” The Six-Year-Old, suspiciously: “Are you being sarcastic?” Related Links: Driving while parenting, Episode IV (Caterpickles) More driving…

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Driving while parenting, Episode IV

Daddyo to the driver of the gold Jaguar cutting him off on I-90 in the midst of Chicago rush hour traffic: “Oh sure, bring your expensive car in front of my rental with the loss damage waiver.” Related Links: Driving while parenting (Caterpickles) More driving while parenting (Caterpickles) Driving while…

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More driving while parenting

Scene: Mommyo and The Six-Year-Old are driving down the main street of a local town. A man begins to cross the street against the light in the face of oncoming traffic, clearly expecting it to stop for him. The Six-Year-Old: “Guy, that’s not a good long-term survival strategy.” Hmmm…. wonder…

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Driving while parenting, again

The Prius swerves into a parking lot one cold and rainy afternoon, causing a distressing amount of rattling in the back seat. Mommyo, anxiously: “The Six-Year-Old, are you alright?” The Six-Year-Old, calmly: “Yes, I was trying to hang on to my lower jaw, but you turned too fast so I…

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Driving while parenting

The Four-Year-Old, from the back seat of the car her mother is driving: “Daddy is a really good driver. He doesn’t even run over anybody!” Related Links: “When were cars invented?” (Caterpickles) “Why aren’t there flying cars?” (Caterpickles) Daytona Beach on Dwellable

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Low-humidity water

One of the benefits of packing up your family and moving 2000 miles away from everyone your daughter has ever known is that in this highly disruptive moment you can totally rethink your kitchen and your family’s habits around food. In Norwood, we had a well-established treat cabinet where we…

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Detecting and neutralizing misinformation, a couple of book reviews, and other tidbits that crossed my desk this week: A Caterpickles miscellany*

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading about how to detect and neutralize misinformation this week –and how to teach my daughter to do the same. Here are a few of the articles, blog posts, and books I’ve found most helpful.

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Through the Lens of The Five-Year-Old: The Bunny on Route 1

For the 15th installment of her photodocumentary about the Dedham Public Art Project, The Five-Year-Old visited the Pete Hamilton Race Car Rabbit by Dawn Evans Scaltreto. At the time, the rabbit was stationed on Route 1 in Dedham Massachusetts.

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