On counting, and gender stereotypes

Verbal, articulate, opinionated - and at times very funny. Photo: Su Leslie 2001

Verbal, articulate, opinionated – and at times very funny. Photo: Su Leslie 2000

When he was around two – two and a half – numbers were a bit of an obsession for the boy-child. One evening  the Big T was setting the table for the three of us.

“One for you” he said, putting a fork down at the boy-child’s place. “One for me …” — another fork.

With the third bit of cutlery hovering, he said to the kid, “One, two, and Mummy makes …?”

“Dinner” came the confident reply.

Oh well!

Photo: Su Leslie, 2001

Photo: Su Leslie, 2001

This post was written as part of my “countdown” to the boy-child’s sixteenth birthday.

Previous posts:

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/getting-over-the-grumps/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/weekly-photo-challenge-object/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/six-word-saturday-on-being-allowed-a-weekend-sleep-in/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/on-raising-children-and-not-getting-enough-sleep/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/back-to-school-for-the-last-time/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/wordless-wednesday-remembering-birthdays-past-and-counting-down-to-a-big-one/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/juxtaposition-on-being-reminded-how-far-we-have-travelled/

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22 thoughts on “On counting, and gender stereotypes

    • I agree; great for them and really interesting as an adult watching the way they “get” the logic of it. I still remember the moment when I figured out how numerals progressed and that 101 didn’t come after 10. I remember feeling very proud of myself. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment.

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