Anyway, earlier this week, I was in the room with him and our nanny and Tiff said, "Let's show Mommy what we learned!"
Tiff: What's 2 plus 2?He looks down at his fingers. He makes two fists and begins opening them one finger at a time. He gets to ten and his brow furrows. I suggest, "You can borrow Tiff's fingers if you need to."
Flik: 4 (No counting. Just memorized.)
Tiff: What's 3 plus 3?
Mommy: Great job, Kiddo! What about 1plus 1?
Flik: 2 (pause) Mommy, can I have some of your Diet Coke?
Mommy: Um, no.
Mommy: I'll tell you what. You can have a sip if you tell me what 8 plus 5 is.
Tiff holds out her hands. He looks over at her hands and then sits back down. He closes his fists and begins opening them one finger at a time again. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8. He stops. He closes his hands. He opens fingers one at a time again, stopping at five. "Thirteen," he announces. Tiff and I look at each other having no idea how he figured out how to do it that way. I give him a sip of my Diet Coke. Two, in fact. (I was impressed.)
A couple days later, I wanted to share the story with Daddy, so I took out my camera to record it. This is the second time he has been asked this question in three days, but I am still impressed.
Where do I get my "kid genius" T-shirt?