The Seven-Year-Old’s on to you, Santa

The then Four-Year-Old inspecting her work on Santa's landing pad last Christmas Eve. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The then Four-Year-Old inspecting her work on Santa’s landing pad on Christmas Eve. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Seven-Year-Old, scrambling over a snow bank on a recent walk into school: “I think Santa puts some sort of trance on kids before he comes.”

Mommyo: “You think so?”

The Seven-Year-Old: “Yeah, so no one sees the flying reindeer and gets freaked out.”

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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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