Critter Stories Archive

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,

Pirate of the House

Don’t anyone dare call this Pirate of the House “Pirate”. The one with the fancy eye patch   N’uh! Not the mother, not the father, not the brother, not a.n.y.o.n.e.  The mere mention of the word “pirate”