I asked Anja what she wanted for snack tonight. She started strongly and then trailed off, “Cereal, Spanish, cupcakes…”
She has used “Spanish” to describe things before, and I’ve never understood where she picked up the word or what it means to her. I inquired, “Anja, what does ‘Spanish’ mean?”
“Spanish mean…counting…on your fingers,” was the enthusiastic reply. But she wasn’t finished. “Spanish mean…confirmation.” She then repeated that last line a few times, as if trying to convince herself.
Now I have two mysteries on my mind: where she learned about Spanish, and how on earth she learned to correctly pronounce confirmation!