The Five-Year-Old out in the world

Daddyo was out on a hike with The Five-Year-Old one day last fall, when suddenly she stopped and squatted in the grass.

Daddyo: “What did you find, The Five-Year-Old?”

The Five-Year-Old: “It’s a peanut shell.”

Daddyo, greatly amazed: “A peanut shell with no peanut?”

The Five-Year-Old: “Yeah, it’s a mystery.”

"What you looking at, Five-Year-Old?" (Photo: Axcd via Wikipedia)

“What you looking at, Five-Year-Old?” (Photo: Axcd via Wikipedia)


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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