Three Things Challenge — Who’s Counting?

counting eggs“What are you doing, sweetie?” she asked.

“I’m counting our eggs before they hatch,” he responded.

“Why are you doing that?” she asked.

“Our teacher told us to count our eggs before they hatch,” he said.

“I think you’re a bit confused, honey,” she said. “The old saying is about not counting your chickens before they hatch.”

“But we don’t have any chickens, so how can I count them when all we have are eggs?” he asked.

“It means…” she started to say. Then she decided the better of trying to explain it to her five year old son. “So how many eggs are in that carton, sweetie?”

Written for today’s Three Things Challenge prompt from Di over at Pensitivity101. The three things are “chicken,” “counting,” and “bit.” Photo credit: Shutterstock.

9 thoughts on “Three Things Challenge — Who’s Counting?

  1. Marleen July 17, 2020 / 1:16 pm

    Always make the most of a teaching moment with kids.

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    • Fandango July 18, 2020 / 8:54 am

      Always entertaining. Well, mostly, anyway.


  2. leigha66 July 19, 2020 / 7:44 pm

    That may be a childhood case of selective hearing. Good post!

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