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

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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One Response to More fun with idioms

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