Funny things my husband says, Episode 1273804695

(Hey, we’ve been married a long time.)

Scene: Daddyo has left for work just a short hour before. He’s hardly even had time to get to the office yet, so when the phone rings and Caller ID says it’s him, I’m on high alert. Normally this means that he’s forgotten something despite our morning chorus of “Keys, Wallet, Pager, Phone!” (sung to the tune of “Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes”). I’ve already closed my computer and am halfway up the stairs to fetch my keys so I can bring whatever it is to him when he says: “Do you have a computer?”

Mommyo, snagging a pencil off a nearby bookshelf: “No. But I have a pencil.”

Daddyo, wryly: “Is it booted up?”

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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, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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