“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

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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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! 🙂


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