Category Archives: Throwback Thursdays

Throwback Thursday: The Four-Year-Old writes Elvis

The Ten-Year-Old has been an Elvis fan for at least six of her ten years. There have been a few rocky points in their relationship, however. Like that time The Four-Year-Old learned that Elvis didn’t really like cats. And then … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Even I can’t believe The Five-Year-Old just said that

Seeing The Nine-Year-Old tucking Rusty in for the night this week, reminded me of this gem from March 2012… The Build-a-Bear Lady, preparing to sew up The Five-Year-Old’s new dachshund at the store’s stuffing station: “Do you know if your … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Guess who climbed her first tree 4 years and 360 days ago?

Hint: When she woke up the next morning the first words out of her mouth were “Mommyo, have you made me a trophy for climbing my first tree yet?” Here she is, posing Caterpickles style with her tree-climbing trophy on that … Continue reading

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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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