In which The Five-Year-Old tries to come to terms with Daddyo’s Very Great Age

165 million year old fossil of the Nephila jurassica, an orb weaver spider that lived during the Jurassic. (Photo from Selden et al., 2011.)

165 million year old fossil of the Nephila jurassica, an orb weaver spider that lived during the Jurassic. (Photo from Selden et al., 2011.)

It’s been quiet around here lately, but that’s only because I’ve been sidetracked by work on my book. Things will get back to normal next week once this lovely burst of creative energy subsides. In the meantime, The Five-Year-Old has a question.

The Five-Year-Old, politely: “Daddyo, can we have a conversation?”

Daddyo: “Of course.”

The Five-Year-Old, curiously: “Were you alive before spiders became abundant?”

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About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. 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), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, muse about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to In which The Five-Year-Old tries to come to terms with Daddyo’s Very Great Age

  1. Pingback: Oh what a difference 24 hours makes… | CATERPICKLES

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