The two smaller people are down for naps and Elizabeth is sitting at the island, playing with play-doh while I clean the kitchen and start on some soup for dinner. She's humming to herself and making her characters talk...
...when all of a sudden...
ERS: Hey Mom, what's 1 + 1 + 1 + 5 + 10?
Me: (Washing dishes and distracted) What??
ERS: I SAID, What's 1 + 1 + 1+ 5 + 10??
Now, we've started talking a little bit about math and demonstrating how you can use your fingers to help you add and subtract. So I raise my soapy hands out of the water, wipe them on my pants, and start putting my fingers up.
Me: Well, you said 1 (raise one finger) plus 1 (raise another) plus 1...
ERS (interrupting): No, no, no, no...I SAID, WHAT'S 1 + 1 +...
Me (interrupting her): Elizabeth, I heard what you asked! I was trying to help you figure it out!
ERS: Oh, I already know what it is.
Me (now fully turned to her with my hands on my hips) Oh really? What is it?
ERS: 18. (She has now gone back to playing)
Me (in shock) That's right, honey!! How did you know that?
ERS: Oh, they said it on Team Umi-zoomi.
Have a great one!!