Alternate Title: This Time I was Outsmarted by My Older Daughter
Maybe I should just start each post by telling you which child I was outdone by because these days it seems to be one or the other.
Here is my conversation with the soon to be 4 year old this morning.
Me: You are going on a special adventure with Nona (grandmother) this afternoon.
Her: What time do I have to be home?
Me: Around 6.
Her: I want to stay out later.
Me: It's a school night. You'll have dinner with Nona and then come home for bath and bed.
Her: I want to stay out until 10 o'clock.
Her: I want to stay out until zero o'clock.
Me: Giggles. Ok. (clearly I think I've won this battle)
Her: Great...the only o'clock that has a zero is 10. The rest 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 do not. So, you said I can stay out until 10 o'clock.
Me: Stares at her and silently damns the preschool and all their fancy counting stuff.
And this is our conversation when she is about to be 4. I live in dread of our conversation when she is about to be 14.