Last night I was reading to Little Sister while Middle Sister wrote in her journal in the top bunk. Little Sister was excited to read Chimpanzee, an adaptation from the movie about Oscar the chimp.
Middle Sister (listening in on the story being read): Hey, Mom? What are rivals? Are they like enemies?
Me: Yes, rivals are enemies
5 minutes later
Middle Sister: I use context clues to figure things out. That's how I knew what rivals were.
Wouldn't her second grade teacher be proud?