Anna comes out of her room with an excited look.
Anna: Guess what you get when you do 2 plus 1 plus 2 four times?
Maria: What do you get?
Maria: How did you figure that out?
Anna: Well, I read it in a book, and now I just know it. See, what you do is add 2 and 1 and 2, then you do that four times, and you get 20.
That's right, folks! Our 5 year old kindergartener just read about multiplication in a book, taught herself, and now she gets it. Pretty sure there's something about order of operations in there, too; it's still sinking in...