There isn't a test for drooling skills.
Or an assessment for how well she can roll from side to side.
There isn't a quiz on thumb sucking-- that I'm aware of.
Or any evaluation on how well she can
coo, or gurgle, or screetch with delight.
Maybe we ought to start cramming, though.
Just in case.
We could practice sitting up.
Maybe teach some strategies for choosing the best teether,
when presented with three choices.
Or maybe give her points for each nap she takes,
Or bite of peas she eats,
Or on the quality (and quantity) of poosplosions per day?
* Day 25 of the KidLitosphere Poem-A-Day Challenge for National Poetry Month, with thoughts of tomorrow's New York State ELA Test on my mind.