While strolling around the neighborhood on a sunny afternoon

“Daddy! There’s a blue balloon and a purple balloon!”
– the ever-observant Emily, noticing the “markers” for a birthday party house

“That’s right, and how many balloons are there?”
– the ever-educating Daddy, never one to pass up an opportunity

“One, two…Two balloons!”
– Emily

“Right again! So, one plus one makes…”
– Daddy

– Em

– Dad

“…and one makes five, and six makes seven, and eight makes nine…”
– Emily, who apparently doesn’t quite get it yet…