“Mommyo, why aren’t you a Star Wars fan?”

One of many pieces of Star Wars fan art created by The Five-Year-Old after watching Star Wars for the first time with her parents about three weeks ago. (Drawing: The Five-Year-Old Howell)

One of many pieces of Star Wars fan art created by The Five-Year-Old after watching Star Wars for the first time with her parents about three weeks ago. (Drawing: The Five-Year-Old Howell)

The Five-Year-Old, out of the blue: “Mommyo, why aren’t you a Star Wars fan?”

Mommyo, defensively: “I am a fan. Who told you I wasn’t?”

The Five-Year-Old, matter-of-factly: “Daddyo.”

Mommyo, huffily: “Well, I don’t know why he said that. I like Star Wars.”

The Five-Year-Old, accusingly: “And why didn’t you name me R2D2?”

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, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-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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