• http://pioneerwoman.blogspot.com Pioneer Woman

    Dang. As the mother of four children whom I always believe to be on the genius side of smart, I’m pretty impressed with this. My 3 1/2 year old isn’t past 30, and even that gets mangled quite a bit.

  • Amy D.

    Fucking-A-Right that is cute! I used to count anything and everything when I was a kid…..back then, everything seemed to add up nicely; it just seemed like everything made proper sense. Sensible OCD. There was nothing I couldn’t understand or figure out. Just keep her away from calculus and large amounts of marijuana. I think that’s where I lost it!

  • CJ

    That was most excellent.

    One thing I would do with my 2 year old is count fingers when driving (Leta is clearly past that unless I have several additional people for getting up to 40/28). Be sure you also point out zero — like holding up your hand with no fingers out. It’s not *nothing*; it’s zero. Does Leta have the Schoolhouse Rock DVD? My younger asks for ‘hero zero’ and it just warms my heart.

    The back and forth was cute as well. It was like she didn’t want you to get the last number in!

  • http://smackytravels.blogspot.com/ phoeber

    How odd that kids seem to have it in for numbers. Perp won’t say 5. Or five. I have no idea what AMP is saying but I’m willing to guess, based on the above evidence, that it’s something like, “FUCK you, seventeen! You and the horsie you rode in on!”

    Weird little creatures, ain’t they?

  • http://hypermetamorphic.blogspot.com sasha

    Bears and mice. Don’t you love how they humor us?

  • http://rs536-2000.diaryland.com RS

    I like the part towards the end when she’s holding up her arms in the “I won the prize-fight…winner and still ‘champeen’” pose. Excellent!

  • shannon

    Cute sure, but I think “damn that’s one smart kid” is a little more on target. Wow.

  • http://www.chirky.com jes

    I was an English major, and as required, hated math.

    Number games. Perhaps this will be stepping stones to actually liking math, and thus getting a degree that will allow her to actually do something useful with her time, unlike me.

  • k

    Is she doing an Edith Bunker imitation during 1-10?

    Damn that girl is cute.

  • http://smoness.livejournal.com/ smoness

    No counting your M&Ms until you finish your cahnnocado! –Very fun and cute!

  • http://rosiejoshandashton.blogspot.com rch7279

    What is she playing with? It looks like a thong!

    so cute.

  • http://m-i-l-d-e-w.blogspot.com/ Daugher In Law

    I agree with Leta, it seemed age 48 came RIGHT after 39, without any warning whatsoever. How sneaky!

  • JeniG

    That is just too cute. I love you describing her emotions, 20 – 30 have really done something to her, Heather. You should probably check up on that.

    Also, I thought it was a thong at first too that she is playing with, but at second glance I think it may be Jon’s headlamp, which makes me laugh and think of drunken underpants remodeling.

    I read this too often!

  • http://www.asmalltowngirl.com Ang

    Very impressive! : )

  • http://fubsy.net/blog hessie

    oh. my. god. my ovaries just wept. so cute.

  • http://amywolfrey.blogspot.com HullCove

    A budding mathmetician…

  • http://jenandtonic.ca jenB

    please send paramedics. i am impaired by the adorableness of that video. can’t. breathe.

  • Pnutsugar

    It doesn’t look like a thong…unless there’a a battery pack attached (which I’m sure there is such a thing out there…somewhere!)

    Looks like the electric “correction” (eh-hmm) collar the hubby bought for our totally rambunctious Lab pup, which could account for how well Leta recites those numbers ;)

    She’s very cute and smart…and her mother’s writings have made me chuckle and smirk (smirking a lot!) quite often since I tripped over her blog.

  • http://www.jemjabella.co.uk Jem

    I love the your daughter says ‘fwee’, like my niece.

  • http://www.jemjabella.co.uk Jem

    ‘the’? Of course I meant ‘that’.

    It seems the preview button is dead to me.

  • Beachgal

    That is so awesome…i’m lucky my kid makes it to TEN and he’s older. i have so much work to do. Way to go Leta!

  • http://bellybuttonbugs.blogspot.com bellybuttonbugs

    She is absolutely positively adorable. Can you please clone her for me? I want one of those!

  • http://givingmommy.typepad.com/giving_mommy/ katem9579

    I made the mistake of letting my daughter who is the same age as Leta watch that video. She has now made me watch it atleast 20 times and now she does all the arm motions and numbers almong with her. She keeps grabbing the mouse now as I am typing saying “baby count…BABY COUNT!!!!!!!!!!! So here we are off to watch it again. I will remember this next time.

  • http://www.piczap.com Creatrix

    I know every parent thinks her child is the smartest, cutest etc., but you’re justified.

  • http://maisondangereuse.blogspot.com Brad Martin

    The real value of a degree in philosophy: I’ll never use any of those numbers again. I’ve forgotten most of them already.

    You should sell a video of Leta counting and saying her letters. I’ll bet she could help younger kids learn.

  • adfmay

    just wanted to say that i love how you ‘schooled’ alanis on what irony actually means. that song bugs me to no end.

  • http://ccrafton.blogspot.com Candice

    Ohhh! That made me giggle! She’s way too cute.

  • http://claudia.hidden-identity.net Claudia

    Your baby is too smart :D And so SO cute.

  • http://redplaidduckies.livejournal.com laurellz

    hahaha too cute!!

  • http://tiggerlane.blogspot.com Tiggerlane

    Video evidence of Sesame Street paying off in a BIG way!

    I love how her voice raises in pitch as she recites numbers 40 – 50…the anticipation!!

    Tell her to get more excited when she says, “Twenty-one.” She seemed dejected – gotta nurture her inner blackjack player.

  • http://chaithere.blogspot.com AndreaBT

    I was impressed that my own daughter could count to 20 at that age. And Leta can get to FIFTY!! She is such a little smartie. And in that very last few frames, she looks JUST. LIKE. JON.

  • http://www.5minutesformom.com Janice

    I never knew the emotional ramifactions of counting.

  • ieatcrayonz

    Is that normal because my daughter can barely count to ten and she always skips number four. She’s twenty-two.

  • http://www.christinashaver.com Christina Shaver

    She can count to 50??????? I’m shocked and amazed. Whoa.

  • http://justlinda.net JustLinda

    My 2 year old can’t count in English but she does okay in Spanish (that Dora, she’s quite the little teacher, eh?).

    My four year old is smarter than ALL her peers. Yes, it’s true. She can count the highest of them all. I’m not kidding you at all. She’ll plow right through all those numbers right on up to eleventy-twelve. I’m guessing most of you reading this don’t even know how to count up to eleventy-twelve. It’s not easy, I can tell you that. She struggles and has to find a new route to it every single time. Flippin’ GENIUS, she is.

  • Catherine

    Not only is she brilliant but her cuteness has struck me dumb. I know you will understand and not take any offense when I say that we must eat her.

  • http://doctorsilence.blogspot.com Dr. Dave

    Better still, tell her the guy with the beard is “Mr. Darwin” and the boat is named “The Beagle”.

  • http://www.deardiesel.com Diesel

    Damn, that girl can COUNT!

  • http://www.myspace.com/amedame Amy D.

    I always thought eleventeen sounded like it had to exist somewhere….right next to eleventytwelve, huh? love it!

  • Heidi

    Wow! Leta is one smart cookie! Love the potty in the background. The potty acts like a piece of furniture here too.

  • Emily

    I think I just ovulated.

    She is too cute.

  • http://rivetergirl.blogspot.com rivetergirl

    Damn, that’s a pretty smart kiddo. Y’all lookin’ to sell her? She could proly fetch a pretty penny from the Mensa crowd.

  • http://www.ebethonline.com ebethneu

    This is really strange, my oldest daughter Ava who is 2 1/2 does the same thing with counting!
    She counts everything, and will shout out numbers wanting us to start counting.
    I just thought it was her.

  • http://www.samantha-young.com Samantha Y.

    Okay, now that she’s got the counting thing down, surely she can fix her Mama a hot dog.

  • http://retrobomb.net Lauren

    That is cute, but that is also dedicated parenting :)

  • http://www.nemiccolo.com Amy

    Hmmm – I’m pretty sure your daughter is not old enough to be able to do that. I’m serious. You better start reading up on raising a genius.

  • signot

    So cute! You know, if you watch it without sound, it looks like she’s telling someone off and enjoying it ;)

  • http://elleuminations.blogspot.com Elle

    I’m already pregnant. How is it possible that seeing that LITTLE FACE with those EYELASHES makes want to get pregnant again?!

  • Mary Dawn

    i can’t even get my two year old to count to five!!!

    i’m so jealous…can leta be her tutor?

  • Wicked H

    Mensa called, they are waitng for Leta.

    So proud of the frog princess. Go Leta. GO!!!!