Bright Eyes really loves his numbers. He is transfixed by clocks and anything else numerical. He can count, he can count by tens, he can count backwards.

We sat down to watch a video "Planet Earth" last night. He was calm enough but kept calling out "100" or "300" as the time went on. Suddenly I realised. Rather than watching the polar bear and her cubs frolic down the ice slope, he was watching the digital counter on the DVD player, just above the TV. Each time it reached a hundred, he called it out for us in delight.