We often snuggle in bed in the morning, just me and the girls. N is off to work at the buttcrack of down, actually earlier.
The other day Boo says, “Mama, what’s 24 and 24?”
I say “48”
What’s 24 less, then?
Oh, ok, then what’s 12 less?
Oh, then we haven’t seen Papa in 36 hours.
I was impressed. Of course, I had no idea where she was going with that line of questioning. Later that same day we had her parent-teacher conference. We are chatting about how “delightful and well-rounded” she is when she comes up and says “Mama, what’s 4 and 4 and 4?” And I walk her through 4+4, and then 4 more. The teacher turns to me and says, “I don’t think you should have any concerns about her.” Nice timing, kid! Make a Mama proud.
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