When M., age 2, noted the "rain" on our van windows today, Professor A. promptly informed her that although it currently resembled rain due to the nature of the wet drops, it had, in fact, fallen as snow. With that, she detailed for M. the events of the water cycle. What I need you to understand is that A. talks SO much, that it's psychologically necessary for me to tune her out sometimes. As we left our appointment and headed back to her school, it was, due to the falling snow, appropriate for me to shut off the "I can listen to you talk incessantly" portion of my brain so that we could make our way safely.
Sure, I can still accept snip-its of verbiage here and there.....the ones I choose to. So when the time came for me to open up that pathway again, these are the words I heard come out of her mouth. "....and that's rotational symmetry, of course!" Yes. Rotational symmetry. Of course, this is the child who sat on her father's lap, paging through a 4-column-per-page book of scientific journal articles for 40 minutes at the age of 11 months.
And she's cute too!