My Granny Pearl taught me how to count seconds. I’m not sure how the lesson came about, although it was probably counting seconds playing hide-and-seek. Telling a kid to count to 10 is likely to have them running through the numbers rather quickly. Telling them to count to 10 seconds, and teaching them how, slows them down a bit.
I’m not certain how accurate my second-counting technique is, but that cherished reminder of my Granny happens every few days at the gym when I’m measuring time while doing planks — and brings a smile to my face.
How do you count to 4 seconds?
And in case the song didn’t spring to mind when reading the title, I give you Feist sings 1, 2, 3, 4:
1 Alternatively, “one-Mississippi, two-Mississippi, three-Mississippi, four-Mississippi”.