Category Archives: Caterpickles Consults

The Nine-Year-Old interviews picture book characters: The Oliver & Jumpy edition

(Another slightly unusual edition of…) What’s The Nine-Year-Old reading this week? This week, The Nine-Year-Old lands an interview with Oliver from Werner Stejskal’s Oliver and Jumpy picture book series. Thanks for giving Oliver access to your email account, Mr. Stejskal!

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Caterpickles consults Daddyo: What does “fever and ague” mean?

Seems like every 30th second grader we passed while trick or treating this year was dressed up as Laura Ingalls Wilder. Second grade must be when everyone reads Little House on the Prairie. The Seven-Year-Old, succumbing to the happy sort of peer pressure, pulled down our copy of Little … Continue reading

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Classic Caterpickles: “Why do pale people get more moles?” (Caterpickles consults the dermatologist)

Sorry for the long silence. Spring cleaning (and painting and landscaping) have taken over my life. Completely. For another week at least. In the meantime, I hate having Caterpickles remain dark. So here’s the most popular post I’ve ever published. … Continue reading

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Caterpickles Calls for a Consult: The Bicycling Edition

Dear Readers, I need your help. When The Five-Year-Old turned five, we bought her a bike, which she adores. For the first week or two she was slow enough on it that I could simply walk along with, and then … Continue reading

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Caterpickles Consults Grandpa: “Is the Auburn mascot a tiger or an eagle?”

Recently, The Four-Year-Old caught on to the fact that there are multiple fighting beasts associated with the Auburn University football team. The Four-Year-Old: “Is the Auburn mascot a tiger or an eagle?” This is not a question that I am … Continue reading

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“Why do pale people get more moles?” (Caterpickles consults the dermatologist)

Earlier this summer, after viewing the Dear 16-Year-Old Me video, I decided to finally make good on my three-year-old intention to get a yearly skin check from my friendly neighborhood dermatologist. Turns out I had three moles that were threatening … Continue reading

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