“Alright guys,” Gideon got our attention at the dinner table. He had an announcement to make. When we were all looking, he puffed out his little chest and said, “I can count all the way to Forty-EIGHT!”
“Oh wow!” I said along with his sisters and Mom. “That’s impressive. But you know, why stop there? I bet you can count higher than that even!”
“Really?” he shook with excitement.
“Yeah. Just keep going. Like, what comes after forty-eight?”
He considered this for half a second and said confidently, “Oh, forty-seven!”
“Huh… Wow!” We all said happily again, “Gideon, you can count to forty-eight!”
He bowed to each of us causing himself to teeter on his chair and almost fall onto his plate of tacos.