Jedi Word Tricks

The caffeine consumption at Caterpickles Central has gone up considerably since we decided to move to Chicago. Mommyo’s alone has more than doubled. Naturally, The Six-Year-Old is eager to get in on some of that sweet caffeinated action before things get back to normal around here. She has been lobbying hard to add Coke to the list of Approved Afternoon Treats.

Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode IV.

Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode IV.

Daddyo finds the prospect of a caffeinated Six-Year-Old quite alarming. Mommyo, as Final Arbiter of All Things Treat, is less concerned.

Mommyo, reassuringly: “Don’t worry, Daddyo, I’ve been holding my feet to the floor on that one.”

Daddyo, channeling Obi-Wan Kenobi: “That is not the idiom you are searching for.”


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, muse about books and the writing life at, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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