Category Archives: Can we do that sometime?

We interrupt this blog for a writing day

The Nine-Year-Old has a day off from school today, and she asked me if she could spend it having a writing day with me. It promises to be an exciting day for her, sitting across from me at a table … Continue reading

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Mommyo meets Mr. Cuddles 

Remember last year, when The Nine-Year-Old went to Grandma and Grandpa Summer Camp and sent back a photo of her snuggling a spry young alligator named Mr. Cuddles? Well this year, she insisted that Daddyo and I tag along.  So … Continue reading

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How to cat: Enjoying a proper spot of sun 

Always keep two paws in the sunbeam.  Rotate paws as necessary.  And ignore the paparazzi.   Ah, summer. 

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“Mommyo, help! Does paper conduct even a low level of electricity?”

Just a quick Caterpickle today, as Snoopy is in dire need of rescue. According to The Nine-Year-Old, Snoopy and his Sopwith Camel have been trapped behind electrified enemy lines. The Nine-Year-Old needs someway to draw off all that electricity so … Continue reading

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“How do you make apple cider vinegar?”

The Eight-Year-Old has adored pickles since she was a mere Four-Year-Old. In fact, long-time readers of this blog will not be terribly surprised at all to find that today’s question dates from the Before Times when The Eight-Year-Old was a mere Four-Year-Old. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Summer at Caterpickles

This looks to be the major accomplishment of our week. Ah, summer. Related Links: Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles

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Wordless Wednesday: The Eight-Year-Old goes to #C2E2

C2E2 was in town recently, so we spent some time checking it out. I wish you could have seen The Eight-Year-Old’s face when she spotted Stan Lee. Star-struck only begins to describe it. It was so much fun, we’ve decided … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fishing with Grandpa

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“Did they have dinosaurs in Massachusetts?”

From our favorite Four-Year-Old Norwood correspondent, Lil C, comes this question: “Did they have dinosaurs in Massachusetts?” Lil C, you have no idea how many happy memories this question raises for me. The Seven-Year-Old and I have spent many afternoons hunting … Continue reading

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“Mommyo, can we have an old-timey Thanksgiving?”

We are hosting Thanksgiving this year, and per form, back when hosting was still a hypothetical prospect, The Seven-Year-Old and I got pretty excited about the possibilities. The Seven-Year-Old, brilliantly: “Mommyo, can we have an old-timey Thanksgiving?” Mommyo, enthusiastically: “Sure! Let … Continue reading

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