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Posts tagged ‘Santa’

Merry Christmas!

Well, you’ve gone and done it — spent another year reading Caterpickles. We’re awfully glad you did, and to show our appreciation, The Seven-Year-Old wants to…

Classic Caterpickles: “Why does Santa miss some kids?”

While I enjoy all the rituals around Santa and the Easter Bunny, it is undoubtedly harder to teach your child that it’s important to care for others when your child’s world is populated by magical beings who are perfectly capable of doing all that work on their own. Here’s how I explained to my five-year-old why we can’t just sit back and expect someone else to do all the work of caring for others.

“Are elves real?”

The Four-Year-Old, from the backseat of the car: “Mommyo, are elves real?” Mother, distracted by all the crazy drivers on the Thanksgiving weekend roads: “No.” The…