According to Helen

I love this kid.

This morning, she had two jewels:

“Mommy, ten hundreds is a thousand!”
I gawked, because what. a. genius. my four-year-old must be! “Really?”
“Yeah! One hundred one, one hundred two, one hundred three, one hundred four, one hundred five, one hundred six, one hundred seven, one hundred eight, one hundred nine, one hundred ten, and that’s a thousand!”
“Oh.” I considered trying to explain, but gave up. I did say that you could keep counting after 110 and go next to “one hundred eleven” and that kept her attention until she got to 129. She can’t ever remember the word for “thirty.”

And the other one:
“Why is our Christmas tree a girl?”
“How do you know it’s a girl?”
“It’s wearing a skirt!”