As I mentioned the other day Su is going through a pink phase. Whenever we go somewhere she is on the lookout for anything pink, the larger the better. Houses, cars and stores are especially appreciated. F, I think, gets a little tired of this and then we have conversations like this one.
In the van driving to the store:
Su: Look a pink (house or car or something). I like pink. Brother, do you like pink?
F: I like one pink. I only like pink a little.
Su: Mama, do you like pink?
Me: Not as much as you do.
F: Su likes five pink, but you only like three pink.
Su then got all confused and they had an argument.
Now two things are interesting to me about this:
1. We have studied comparative numbers but we haven’t used a scale for anything, so he came up with that on his own.
2. She asked for an emotional attachment to something (do you like pink?) and got information. I think that was the root of their argument although neither could articulate this.
Geek in the making you think?