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Caterpickles Cleans House, Part 5

How did grapefruit get their name? Why do cats have three eyelids? And why are they called wisdom teeth anyway? Today I answer multiple questions briefly in the hopes of clearing the decks a bit before summer. Continue reading

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Caterpickles cleans house, Part 4

Taking most of the summer off from answering questions would have worked a lot better if I’d had established a Caterpickles Agreement with The Nine-Year-Old that she would take the summer off from asking them. I did not, alas. The backlog of questions is … Continue reading

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“Can you build houses out of wheat?”

This post is late for several reasons. Let’s count them: It was supposed to appear yesterday, but I was working to meet a deadline in another part of my life and didn’t have time to blog. The Eight-Year-Old actually asked … Continue reading

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“Why is it called that?”: The Dragon & Dragonfly Edition

This summer we were so busy chasing bunnies I got kind of behind on this blog’s core task: answering The Five-Year-Old’s questions. For those of you who like to keep score on these things, The Five-Year-Old’s pending question queue is … Continue reading

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Caterpickles Cleans House a Third Time

It’s been nearly a week since I answered any of The Five-Year-Old’s questions, and boy are they piling up! Must be time for another quickie Q&A session. The Five-Year-Old: “Do worms have heads with eyes and a nose and a … Continue reading

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Caterpickles Cleans House, Again

Despite my best effort, The Four-Year-Old’s unanswered question index keeps getting longer. I’m at 137 and counting (I haven’t entered today’s questions yet. I’m afraid to, frankly.) Anyway, what with the holidays coming up, I thought I’d clean house again … Continue reading

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Caterpickles Cleans House

The Four-Year-Old has been asking questions much more quickly than I can research and answer them. At the moment, my pending questions queue has some 115 questions in it. So in an effort to tame the beast a bit, I’m … Continue reading

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