Well, if you know Ethan at all, you probably know that although he's only 6, he absolutely LOVES math. Loves, loves, loves it. In kindergarten last year if he started to get upset about something (like having to fingerpaint) his teacher figured out that if she pulled out something math to do he'd perk right back up. Yeah, I know. What kind of kindergartener likes to do math over fingerpainting?? MINE! :) He truly gets so excited about it. It's fun to watch.
Anyway, little brother, just turned 2 in May, is on the road to being "the sequel". Not only did he stand up last month at playgroup and count flawlessly and spontaneously from 1 to 10 in front of a bunch of moms whose jaws dropped open, but last weekend we were driving around and after Ethan counted from 1 up to 12, Nick added on to the end and yelled, "Thirteen!!!" Needless to say I was the one with my jaw hanging open after that!
Little math guy also has his shapes down already, as he was running over the colorful cut out squares, circles, and triangles at the video store. He's run full speed down the aisle and as his foot touched a shape he'd yell out the name: "Circle!! Triangle!! Square!!" and he was getting them all right too!
I guess I'll have to start calling them the "Math brothers" !!