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

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. 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), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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