Whenever I asked Calder for a number, he would start counting. How many paos did you eat? He would say "one two". How many chips do you want? "One two three." I've had to ask him to repeat after me: "I ate two paos."
Yesterday, there was a breakthrough.
"How many cherry tomatoes do you want to bring to school?" I asked as I prepared to wash them at the sink.
Calder replied, "Five."