I recall a recent conversation that my husband had with our youngest granddaughter.
Pappy was talking to our 3-year-old granddaughter and trying to get more than one word answers out of her.
Pappy: “Aren’t you having a birthday coming up?”
Our Precious girl: “Yes, I am!”
Pappy: “How old are you now?”
Our Precious girl: “I’m three.”
Pappy: “How old will you be after your birthday?”
Our Precious girl furrowed her eyebrows with a deep look of concern: “Pappy, don’t you know how to count yet?”
The retired Marine Colonel and former U.S. Naval Academy teacher looked abashed.
I rolled on the floor laughing.
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