My daughter Aubrey is quite interesting in that she does not like to perform AT ALL and will not do something if asked (like ABC's or count or sing). BUT she likes to correct me. So if I start off singing something wrong or saying something wrong she will GLADLY jump in and do it the "correct" way.
I was counting to 5 on the way home last night, for Molly's benefit as she likes to count along (un, oo, ee, or, i). Aubrey jumped in and said, "Not that way mommy, this way" and proceeded to count to 30. Great. Except that she skips 16 and 20. And this is something she has been doing for MONTHS, skipping those 2 numbers. So I try to count with her and add those in. No going. She stops counting, yells at me, and continues HER way. I try to explain that 16 and 20 WERE part of the 1-30 crowd. She wasn't buying it and continued it her way.
So seriously I was having a discussion with my 3 year old and could not get through to her that 16 and 20 were real numbers. It. was. completely. absurd.
So I gave up and I believe Aubrey will someday go before the scientific community with an ironclad argument about how the number system as we know it needs to be modified to exclude 16 and 20, and I am POSITIVE that some part of her argument will involve Chotty.