Kira is just hitting puberty now... one of the side effects seems to be a complete mental shutdown during non-school hours. At school she is one of the brightest in her class... but once the bell rings, it's like she's had a lobotomy. Tis very strange, but I get the impression it's normal and will pass in time. Anyways, latest conversation while watching Top Gear earlier:
Kira: You know those mirror things on the car?
Kira: What are they?
Kira: Nooo, what are they called?
Kira: Nooo, don't they have a special name?
Kira: Oh... don't they have a special name... like "crayons" or something?
Andy: (complete silence coupled with a bemused expression)
Kira: Or Spiderman...
Andy: Go to bed Kira.
I swear on my life I didn't make that up