In the vein of school readiness preparation and assessments, Rei has been subjected to a number of quizzes and questionnaires. They gauge her fine- and gross-motor skills, literacy and numeracy skills, problem-solving and other aspects of her awareness. Turns out she's been paying attention to these ministrations.
Today as I was folding and putting away laundry, Rei put me through my paces. She asked: "What do you do when you are tired? hungry? thirsty? What do you like to eat? Balance on one foot. Raise your arms in the air; make circles with them." After each question, she would write in her notepad.
If only the quiz for parenthood was this straightforward.