Kira finished school yesterday but I think this year I will actually have to get her on some sort of regimen where she can keep up her academic studies. Last summer she forgot how to read. It was a tough two weeks before school forcing her to remember.
This summer I think we'll have to have an intensive course on basic animal knowledge. Why do I think this? Two reasons, so far.
Reason number one: Right now we are watching the rest of the movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It's a Disney movie from the 60s about a submarine and a crazy submarine captain. There happens to be a pet seal on the sub. It crawls around and begs at the table and wears a collar and barks and claps. Kira loves it. But today I realized she didn't know it was a seal. She said,
"Do you think they ever take that sea-dog off the ship?"
I cracked up and she said, "What?" I said, "Kira, it's a seal." She said, "Oh, it is?"
Reason number two: Mitch bought this toy for Kira when he went to Chicago.
She said, "What do you think it's supposed to be?" I said thought it was a cow and I asked what she thought it was. She looked at it for a while and said, "Probably a giraffe."