It’s been eight months since Emily came to America. Our family went to see Kumg Fu Panda 3 today (terrific movie, BTW). After the movie I asked Emily if it was difficult for her to understand without Japanese subtitles. She said she didn’t even think about it until I’d asked. The movie’s story isn’t complex, yet it’s telling that she was alright without a Japanese crutch. Another milestone to record on the road to feeling at home in the United States.