Laundry day

So close.

One day while I was folding clothes, The Five-Year-Old came up and offered to help. Never one to turn that down, I pointed to a stack of towels and asked her to put them away.

The Five-Year-Old, enthusiastically: “I have to take them one at a time, Mommyo. But don’t worry, I’ll zoom really fast.”

And zoom she did, down the hall to the bathroom and back again at top speed several times until all of the towels were gone.

Later that afternoon, when I wandered into the bathroom for some other purpose entirely, I found the entire stack, carefully recreated on the bath mat, just inches away from the open door of the linen closet.

It’s a start.

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About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, muse about books and the writing life at, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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