Toddler Debates Counting To Five With Math Teacher Dad

The “terrible twos” generally mean a lot tantrums, tears and painstaking levels of clinginess. This feisty little two year old, Aaliyah, is already counting, but she has things a little mixed up. Thankfully her dad is a math teacher and he tries to set her straight. She’s not hearing any of his explanations, though!

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She knows how to count to three perfectly, but then she skips directly over to “5” instead of including “4” in its rightful place. Her dad patiently corrects her over and over, saying that it’s “1, 2, 3, 4, 5” not “1, 2, 3, 5.” Aaliyah sticks to her guns and insists that “4” doesn’t belong in there – no matter what her mom or dad says!

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They ask her to count to four and she does it perfectly! Her parents convinced this means she understands that counting must begin with, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5.” Just before the camera turns off, Aaliyah turns to her father and says, “NO, Dad. It’s ‘1, 2, 3, 5!'” If she’s this stubborn as an adorable toddler, they’re going to have their hands full when she’s enters the “rambunctious teenager” stage. Good thing she’s as cute as a button!