A usual activity for Katherine at restaurants is to take a response card and fill it out. At Burgoo's in Powerplant she usually writes a note on the paper tablecloth telling the restaurant how much she likes the food.
Yesterday at Outback she took a card and was dutifully filling it out. Through address and phone numbers, she reached the section to list birthdays with mm/dd/yy. She pondered this abbreviation for a while then asked us if it meant...
We both broke down laughing. Of course we explained what it actually meant, but it's always fun to see how her brain takes what it's familiar with and tries to make it fit. We've been here 16 months and yaya has become part of her vocbulary.
In other news, she finished _Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire_ on Friday night. She was very proud of herself and so were we. That's a big book for even an adult to get through. She started it June 5th (the day after seeing "Prisoner of Azkaban") and finished it July 17th. Six weeks is pretty good!