For most anglophone North Americans, words like cot and caught or don and dawn are pronounced identically. In a few places in the US, though, caught and dawn have a vowel closer to the stereotypical sound in NYC coffee or dog. Michigan happens to be one place where this distinction is still made so, for much of her life so far, Nora has made a distinction between cot and caught just like Jennie and me. This distinction survived our time in Texas, but in just a few short months in California (honestly, this has probably happened just since she started kindergarten) she’s lost the ability to hear the difference.
Anyway, I love her faces in this video and I love her little brother’s happy voice chiming in from across the table.