Today Mali made a major word score on the SpellTower app with 'pilum,' which is a Roman javelin. "I know about this because I read so much mythology, Mommy." (So did I. Also a lot of Roman-centric Asterix the Gaul comics. But I still didn't know the word.)
SAT vocabulary quiz on my new iPhone. She got 15 out of 20 correct on her own, through knowledge or deduction.
Also while waiting for Leo, we had the following exchange:
- Mali: "I want something cold with lactose in it."
- Me: "Lactose is the sugar in milk, is that what you meant?"
- Mali, a tad impatiently, "Yes, I want something milky *and* sweet. Like ice cream. Please."