The other night we were sitting together on the sofa, and Matthew spoke to me. "Dad, you don't have a lot of dollars, do you?"
I replied slowly, "No, I don't, Matthew.
" Well, you need to work harder because I really want to play soccer this year. How much does it cost, Daddy?"
"For both you and Everett, it will cost more than one hundred dollars, so it is pretty expensive."
Now my son really enjoys math in school and has learned a lot in the first grade...just enough to make it dangerous. He has learned that by counting by tens or hundreds he can arrive at fairly high numbers very quickly. His quick response was, "Oh Daddy, then you can just count by tens" as though that would somehow make the amount less. Truly, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing!