Friday, March 11, 2011


Rosemary has been "counting" a lot lately, and it's clear that her favorite number is nine. Here's how she counts: "One . . . two . . . tree . . . fie . . . nine . . . one . . . nine . . . fie . . . NINE!!" Then she looks at us with a big smile on her face and waits for us to tell her how incredibly smart she is. What is strange is that when she counts to nine, she usually is actually counting nine items, but she doesn't get there in the traditional way. Sure, the first three numbers are right and the last number is right, but the numbers in between just aren't quite right. Well, that and there are a few too many nines in there. We just don't have the heart to tell her she hasn't got it exactly right!

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