Category Archives: Throwback Thursdays

Throwback Thursday: Irony. Defined.

 I find it fascinating to catch glimpses of what we were up to five years ago. This week, it’s Daddyo’s turn to be in the spotlight. This post was originally published on February 20, 2012 on my other blog, BostonWriters. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Four-Year-Old’s Vintage White Leather Cowboy Boots

When The Nine-Year-Old was a mere Four-Year-Old, she walked into an antique shop in Cape Cod one rainy afternoon and discovered a just-her-size pair of vintage white leather cowboy boots. As The Four-Year-Old said while jumping up and down in the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Remember the Snoring Dormouse?

After hitting my Picturing Myself Somewhere Else winter milestone yesterday, I was curious to see where I was in my emotional winter journey at roughly this same point in 2012. According to David Epstein at Boston.com, the winter of 2011-2012 was … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “Are caterpillars ticklish?” Part Two: The Tickling

Every once in a while when I tell people the name of my blog, they want to know why I picked it. Believe it or not, there is actually a reason. Back in the days when my daughter’s question-to-declarative sentence … Continue reading

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The Six-Year-Old Watches Cartoons – “Superman Episode 3: The Arctic Giant” (1942) #ThrowbackThursday

I had such a good time in December trolling through the archives for Throwback Thursday posts, that I’ve decided to keep it up for a while. This one was originally published on May 13, 2013, when The Nine-Year-Old was only … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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Classic Caterpickles: “Why doesn’t Santa have heart disease?”

After reading The Night Before Christmas, The (then) Five-Year-Old and I had a conversation about the perils of smoking, and whether Santa smoked. The (then) Five-Year-Old had obviously been busy processing this information because a few days later she asked me, “Why … Continue reading

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Classic Caterpickles: “Why do some people call Santa Kris Kringle?”

While we were driving through Orland Park one fine December day in 2014, we passed the Kris Kringle Haus, a holiday pop-up store specializing in European and American-made Christmas goods.* It was obvious to The (then) Seven-Year-Old that this merry … Continue reading

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Classic Caterpickles: “When is Santa’s birthday?”

This depends on who you think Santa is. Let’s look at our top Santa contenders from last week. St. Nicholas: Ides of March (March 15), 270. Father Christmas: Unknown. Santa Claus: This is a recursive question, and I refuse to … Continue reading

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It’s December, must be time for some Classic Caterpickles

I can always tell when Thanksgiving is over because the searches for my Santa posts go through the roof. Most years, I repost the Santa questions on Mondays as Classic Caterpickles, which let me get through the holidays without doing … Continue reading

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