If only science worked that way

Lately, The Five-Year-Old has taken to balling up pieces of otherwise perfectly good computer paper, tossing them at random around the playroom, and then instructing me in a very stern voice not to pick them up until she has documented the experiment’s results.

After a bout of kitty asteroid tossing, The Five-Year-Old naturally wanted to review the results of the experiment with her father.

The Five-Year-Old, didactically: “Daddyo, tell me what you have learned from my discoveries.”

Daddyo, curiously: “What are your discoveries?”

The Five-Year-Old, patiently: “I don’t have any discoveries until you tell me about them.”


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 Caterpickles.com, muse about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to If only science worked that way

  1. Pingback: The Safety Conscious Five-Year-Old | CATERPICKLES

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