Smart Cookie

Our day-care center spent time helping the kids memorize their home addresses. My daughter, who was in my class, had her street name down, but couldn’t remember the house number.

"If our house is on fire and you call 911," I asked, "how will the firefighters know where to go?"

She had a plan: "I’ll tell them to go to South 14th Street and look for the house that’s on fire."