Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Magic Shake-Ball

Dear Shake-Ball,

My four-year-old daughter shared one of her "ideas" with me today: "You're going to die."

Is this just precociousness?

Curious and Kind of Scared,

Mom in Boston

Magic Shake-Ball's Response:

"His heart and hand both open and both free.
For what he has he gives; what thinks, he shows."
--Ulysses on Troilus, Troilus and Cressida, 4.7.103-4


I knew it! The little muffin is just wise beyond her years. All she gives is the truth.


  1. You are a good mother. If it were me, I'd interpret that to mean the little darling was going to kill me!

  2. Don't worry. She didn't say "soon." My crystal ball says you'll be fine for a good long while.

  3. Aww, isn't that precious :)
    [Keep her away from poisons, sharp objects, and make sure none of your friends try to hide behind any curtains when she's around]