“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” came with us everywhere: To the pediatrician’s office, in case it took awhile. To restaurants, to ease the wait for our food. On road trips to see our Ohio family. On plane trips to see our Maryland family. At naptime, at bedtime, first thing in the morning, in the middle of the day, in the middle of a park, in the middle of a meltdown, always, that caterpillar and its endless appetite joined us.