Critter Stories Archive

Kids’ Chatter

You know what they say about the most honest people in the world, don’t you? Brutal-straight-to-the-point honesty where you don’t get any chance at all to inflate your ego.   Let me share a little snippet of a

Spud Turns 7

Dear Spud, This was you 7 years ago sometime today after almost 42 weeks in my womb and an arduous journey out of it: Spud:1 day old Your Papa made sure he took some nice shots of

Of Angels & Fairies

Spud is only a couple of months shy before her 7th birthday and these days, she’s been keeping us busy with worldly questions that we don’t quite have the answers to. Sometimes we even forget that despite all

Squirt Turns 5

Dear Squirt, What?! 5 already? Get back in here. In my tummy. NOW. GrubbsnCritters© Sheeesh…! 2 years ago when we celebrated your sister’s 5th birthday, you just turned 3. That didn’t seem too long ago. This is

“I hope your teeth fall out”

That was what I told my 6-year-old daughter the other evening when I put her to bed: I hope your teeth fall out. Out loud. In her face. Really meaning it. Sounds bad, I know. But no,