Critter Stories Archive

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

It’s in the air!

There’s something about December… There’s always this festive feeling lingering about. It is usually the time of the year to slack just that little bit, and take in all the holiday mood for all that festive and

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

Two things happened last weekend: Sint Maarten and (the arrival of) Sinta Klaas. Both are typically Dutch and both are responsible for dialing up the year-end festive mood. My in-laws swear by them along with several millions

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