Twelve days.

February 20, 2018


My guys are really into numbers. They love to count and add, and one guy has even figured out how to count by threes. They know the world’s cutest/most annoying chant: “One, two, skip a few, ninety-nine, one hundred.” I only let them say it once a day each.

One boy boasted that he could count to a thousand. No, he could count to a million! Tired of hearing it, I found a website (count one that counts 24/7, unless you close your iPad, then it pauses. I got it running on my laptop, and on Friday at noon, we will see the big number. How long does it take? Twelve days. We jumped in on day five, thank goodness.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Twelve days.”

  1. Kristi Said on:

    Did you get to see the big number??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? OK, enough of that. I wondered what a million question marks would look like.


  2. Brad Said on:

    I see this number when getting blown away by orders of magnitude:
    One thousand seconds = 17 hours
    One million seconds = 12 days
    One billion seconds = 31.7 years


  3. Mark Said on:

    And a trillion seconds is 31,709.8 years.

    Think about that the next time Congress decides to raise the debt ceiling another half-trillion dollars.


  4. Lauren Said on:

    Today is the big day. We’ll see it at noon. I am allowing noisemakers for the twenty seconds it shows tiny fireworks before starting up the count again. :)_

    Sorry for the lack of a new post. My computer is giving me fits.


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