Breaking News: The Five-Year-Old is a grandmother!

Overheard while passing by The Five-Year-Old’s room at storytime…

The Five-Year-Old: “Daddyo, do you know all those imaginary friends I have?”

Daddyo, cautiously: “Yes.”

The Five-Year-Old, excitedly: “One of them had babies!”

Daddyo, enthusiastically: “Really? How exciting!”

Slight pause, then Daddyo, curiously: “Why are you lying on the ground?”

The Five-Year-Old, matter-of-factly: “To get a better look.”


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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One Response to Breaking News: The Five-Year-Old is a grandmother!

  1. Pingback: Breaking News: The Five-Year-Old Hits Scholastic Milestone! | CATERPICKLES

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