Our daughter Gillian is finally beginning to read (we intentionally have decided to let her lead in this area and not put pressure on her) and has been writing for a while. She will spell the names of her friends and ask what words are and how to pronounce things. Typical kids stuff.
However, this evening's writing is not typical kids stuff. Gillian, who has known who George W. Bush is since early 2004 and would say "paid for by John Kerry" has watched the news with her dad many times. Tonight, after watching a story on CIA intelligence breakdowns leading to the War in Iraq, she came to the back of the house and began to write on a sheet of paper 3 letters.
I went over to the sheet and asked her what she was writing. She showed me the letters C, I and A and asked what they meant. I asked why she wrote them and she said, "it was on the television." She then attempted to pronounce this word phonetically (see-i-a).