Kate has decided that since she's a big girl now, what with being in Pre-K and all, she should have a bra. Aunt Jo Jo got her one, asking her "Kate, do you know what 'indulgent' means?" Some weeks back Aunt Jo Jo asked Kate if she's spoiled, to which Kate replied "Yes. Spoiled is fabulous." Anyway, Kate's been wearing the thing all over the place, it's creepy, yet somehow amusing.
Moving on. Both Kate and Sarah like to chew on ice. Hopefully this is not a sign that they're anemic. Yesterday Kate had pulled a stool up to the freezer and was pushing the lever in the door to get lots and lots and lots of ice. It was spilling out of her cup and all over the floor. "Let's pick all that up" I said "otherwise the floor is going to end up all wet." As I was saying it, it occurred to me that Kate might not know why leaving ice on the floor would cause it to become wet. "Do you know what ice is?" I asked her. She just blinked at me. "Ice, " I explained, picking a piece up in my hand and showing it to her "is water that's been frozen solid. Frozen means it's really really really cold. When ice starts to warm up, it turns back into water..." to make my point I'd been gripping the ice hard in my hand, I opened up my hand to show her. "See? My hand is all wet now, that's because the ice warmed up, or melted, in it." She gave a succinct nod and a "huh!" Then she climbed off her stool and took cup of ice out on the porch where she and Sarah were having dinner.
I went about doing what I'd been doing and a minute later when I walked past the door to the porch I heard Kate saying "Sarah, ice is water that's been frozen. That means it's cold..." Sweet little teacher. I guess she really is a big girl now.