Tales from Spring Break Round Three, Part Two

Got all that?

Taking a break from the pirate game during a recent field trip to a local playground.

On discovering the foam sword display at iParty, The Five-Year-Old, nonchalantly: “We have these at my preschool.”

Daddyo: “You have foam swords at preschool?”

The Five-Year-Old, informatively: “Yeah, we play pirates with them.”

Daddyo: “Huh.”

The Five-Year-Old: “Yeah. I’m on the good pirates’ team.”

Daddyo, incredulously: “You have teams at preschool where you pretend to be pirates and fight each other with swords?”

The Five-Year-Old: “Yeah. Or French fries.”

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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4 Responses to Tales from Spring Break Round Three, Part Two

  1. Pingback: Tales From Spring Break Round Three, Part Four | CATERPICKLES

  2. jkstamy08 says:

    Or french fries, or carrot sticks, or shovels with buckets on our heads as helmets, or…. haha that is funny! We don’t allow sword play or fight a ps but it happens anyways. 🙂


  3. Pingback: Tales from Spring Break Round Three, Part Three | CATERPICKLES

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