The Five-Year-Old makes a joke

Scene: Daddyo, pre-coffee, spills milk on the kitchen counter.

The Five-Year-Old, sadly: “Daddyo, you are almost too clumsy for this house.”

Daddyo, curiously: “What? Are you kicking me out?”

The Five-Year-Old, reassuringly: “No. I’m making a joke, Daddyo. It happens all the time.”


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 The Five-Year-Old makes a joke

  1. Pingback: In which The Five-Year-Old tries to come to terms with Daddyo’s Very Great Age | CATERPICKLES

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