Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blast Off

In the car yesterday, I was singing that jumprope rhyme "Cinderella, dressed in yellow, went upstairs to kiss a fellow; the fellow was late, she kissed a snake, how many doctors did it take? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight!"

And Marta said: "Nine. Ten."

Sure I was hearing her wrong (as in, "My 16-month-old did not just actually really completely count."), I said, "One."

Marta: "Two."

Me: "Three."

Marta: "Four."

Me: "FIVE."

Marta: "Six."

Me: "SEVEN?"

Marta: "Eight."

Me: "NINE!"

Marta: "Ten."

Me: "E-L-E-V-E-N?!?"

Marta: "Gobble-Gobble?"

So close. But hello! She helped me count to ten. And... that's... not... all...

She now walks around the house saying, "Five, four, three, two, one, yay!"

However, I'll admit that we have a favorite song that counts down like that, and whenever we use the microwave we count down starting at 10 or 15, so I'm fairly certain the countdown is memorized. But come on! What about the counting in the car? She should totally be on the Today Show.


Liza said...

She is brillant! Don't you love it??? How are the french lessons going? I am thinking of doing something extra with Elle next year since she is "doing kdg. again" and will need a little challenge on the side. Let me know.

Candace said...

Go Marta! Yes,we should call Meredith and Matt. Marta can count in French and Abby can count in Spanish :o)