Critter Stories Archive

Sometime this time last year…

It occurred to me that sometime this time last year, we got busy. Seriously busy as we began counting down the days before our big move from Bangkok to the Netherlands.  Sometime this time last year, we

Eavesdropping Spud: It’s Not Real!

Sometimes when I get on a chatter mode with my kids, I tend to have the tendency to spin my stories. Not spinning as in lying outright in the most horrible way. Rather, I spin my stories

When Words and Will Collide

Overheard: Spud, in a very firm tone, telling off her 4.5 year-old brother: Squirt, clean this up. Or I will not play with you or give you my candy. Squirt: No. Spud (now in a high-pitched tone):

How a 4 Year-Old Successfully Emo-Blackmailed His Mother

The art of parenting comes with the ability to dish out creative punishments consequences so as to help us parents impose discipline that teaches our kids to be responsible and accountable for their actions.  Consequences in itself

Green Day in the House!

It’s the last day of January and tonight, we’ll be closing the month alongside one of my favourite bands, Green Day! The Netherlands is like the capital of concerts and live music with big names. Hence, when