A good photojournalist is always prepared

What The Five-Year-Old carries (Image: Mommyo)

Last weekend, Mommyo found The Five-Year-Old in the entryway busily stocking her backpack with gear for our trip to the New Bedford Summerfest, and as Mommyos will do, felt compelled to give advice.

Mommyo: “The Five-Year-Old, if you’re going to put your water bottle next to your camera, you need to be sure the cap is screwed on tight.”

The Five-Year-Old: “Why?”

Mommyo: “Why do you think?”

The Five-Year-Old: “Because it might leak and then water would get all over my camera and break it forever.”

Pause. The Five-Year-Old, aghast: “And then I couldn’t be a journalist any more!”

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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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One Response to A good photojournalist is always prepared

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