Critter Stories Archive

When Monkeys Talk

Kids are sponges, they say. They adapt easily, they say.  Can be very resilient, they say. No inhibitions, they say. All true. They are bloody monkeys too, I say. I know so. I know 2 of them.

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

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):