From time to time, Clarissa and I would talk about our dimples.

You have six!

I’d tell her, and make her squeeze her face into a smile so we could count them together.

Two on top of her cheeks, two in the middle and two at the sides of her chin below her lips.

I have two!

I’d smile too and show her the two dimples smacked on either sides of my cheeks.

Out of the blue this evening, she said to me, “Mummy, I have six dimples! How about I give you one? Then I’d have five left. Five is still a lot you know?”


I have to admit, that my first thought wasn’t “aww so sweet”.. but “aww she can do simple math!”