Tonight Maya beat Lev at Set (which is a really fun game, by the way). She had 13 sets and he had 12. In related news, I am too concerned about my kids' achievements. They have to be brilliant at something or else I will feel like a failure. Somebody help me see the light.
This is what Maya asked us today, as she was snacking on some cheese: "Why are we, humans/people (люди) here on Earth?" To cover my shock, I first tried finding out why she was asking. She just said that it occurred to her, that's all. Now I guess this was one of those instances where it helps to be religious. "God made us in his image and put us here". There, all done. I guess she might then ask, "Who is God?" but then you give some standard answer that goes with your particular religion and that's been drilled into you since childhood. Instead, we ended up talking incoherently about apes learning to use tools and domesticating animals many, many thousands of years ago. Yikes.