“Mommyo, are computers an older type of species than you?”

The Five-Year-Old, hard at work on her business cards. (Image: Shala Howell)

The Five-Year-Old, sitting down to type up some business cards at her new-to-her electric typewriter: “Mommyo, are computers an older type of species than you?”

Mommyo: “No.”

The Five-Year-Old, flabbergasted: “You’re older than computers?”


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 Iā€™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 Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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3 Responses to “Mommyo, are computers an older type of species than you?”

  1. Tamara says:

    I was a reluctant adopter of digital photography. My children were 3 and 5 and I was still using my much beloved Nikon 8008 film camera. I knew it couldn’t last, though, the day I took the girls’ photos and the 3 year old rushed over to me and pulled on the camera, turning it around and saying, “Lemme see! Lemme see! I want to see the picture.” Traitors, all! šŸ™‚


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