Throwback Thursday: Even I can’t believe The Five-Year-Old just said that

Rusty the Narcoleptic Dog. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Seeing The Nine-Year-Old tucking Rusty in for the night this week, reminded me of this gem from March 2012…

The Build-a-Bear Lady, preparing to sew up The Five-Year-Old’s new dachshund at the store’s stuffing station: “Do you know if your puppy is a boy or a girl yet?”

The Five-Year-Old: “No.”

The Build-a-Bear Lady: “Well, do you have a name picked out for your puppy yet?”

The Five-Year-Old: “Rusty the Narcoleptic Dog.”

Daddyo: “Rusty has narcolepsy?”

The Five-Year-Old, retrieving her dachshund from a stunned Build-a-Bear lady: “I’m not sure yet.”

Carrying him over to the bath area, The Five-Year-Old stands Rusty up for his bath. Suddenly she knocks Rusty on to his side and makes snoring sounds.

The Five-Year-Old, diagnostically: “Yep, he’s narcoleptic alright.”

Who says you can’t learn anything on YouTube?

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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