While driving the boys to their friends' house, Owen popped up with "3 plus 3 equals 6 and 4 plus 4 equals 8."
"Very good," I say, trying to remember if we had covered these particular equations before.
"Give me some other ones Mom."
I'm thinking this is too cool and I give him other addition questions up to 10 as we're driving along. I look at him through the rear-view mirror and notice him looking all around the mini-van without saying a word. If you know this child that's quite something because he's quite the talker. So with the next math problem, I say, "Wow, how did you know the answer?"
"I count the windows."
Then he added, "And I didn't talk so I could think."
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