7, 8, 9

Tornado E: Mommy, why was 5 afraid of 6?

Me: I don’t know.  Why?

Tornado E: Because . . . because . . . six got nine.

Me: Tornado E, why is 6 afraid of 7?

Tornado E: Why?

Me: Because seven, eight, nine.

Tornado E: Huh?

Me: Eight and ate.  Seven ate nine.  Seven, eight, nine.  It’s a number sequence.

Tornado E: Um, ok.

***

Tornado S: Mommy, why was 5 afraid of 6?

Me: Why?

Tornado S: 010101!

Me: Ok. How about?  Why is 6 afraid of 7?

Tornado S: Why?

Me: Because seven, eight, nine.

Tornado S: Mommy, why is 4 afraid of 3?

Me: Why?

Tornado S: Because 2, 5, 6, 3!

Me: Um.

Tornado S: Why is 2 afraid of 1?

Me: Why?

Tornado S: Because 1, 0, 0, 9!

Me: Uh.

Tornado S: Mommy!  Why is 0 afraid of 1?

Me: Um, why?

Tornado S: Because 5, 3, 1, 2!

Me: Um.

Tornado S: Mommy!  Why is  . . .

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