One of the oddest conversations just happened with my DD9. She is packing for a weekend trip with her aunt and looking for a snack at the same time and blurts out, "I think it's odd that we start counting at one instead of zero. Why is that?"

This lead to a discussion about what zero is and isn't and how it can't be positive or negative but is also both at the same time. Which leads to a discussion about freezing points are also melting points and how absolutes are not really absolutes.

My husband said she didn't really understand it but when I talked to her again she explained it back to me in her own words and said, "It makes perfect sense to me."

This coming from a child who is working on the "colors" in between black and white in her concrete thinking. Score one for the parent team! We may have just made a connection.


"Imperfections in our journey were what made it perfect."-Ewan McGregor