More fun with idioms

Gratuitous view of Chicago by the sea. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Gratuitous view of Chicago by the sea lake. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Overheard in the bike lock aisle of our local Target on a recent Saturday…

Mommyo, sentimentally: “Daddyo, fourteen years ago today we were packing for our trip to Hawaii… or scurrying about for a marriage license or something.”

The Six-Year-Old, distractedly: “What?”

Daddyo, soothingly: “Mommyo’s just taking a trip down hypothetical memory lane.”

The Six-Year-Old, sweetly: “Aah, I’d like to sit in that lane.”

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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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One Response to More fun with idioms

  1. Pingback: The sweetness of six-year-olds | CATERPICKLES

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