The Eight-Year-Old Goes to the Movies


A few weeks ago, a miracle happened and we were able to convince The Eight-Year-Old to go see a live-action film (Disney’s Cinderella) in an actual movie theater out in the world. (She definitely prefers to only watch animated movies at home.)

The Eight-Year-Old ended up liking it. But it was touch-and-go for a while.

When Daddyo asked what she thought when the movie was done, The Eight-Year-Old said in great frustration: “Why do the Moms always have to die in these classic stories?”

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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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