1 + 1 =
on a piece of paper and gave it to her.
"I'm not sure she wants to do a quiz right now," I said, not wanting him to be disappointed, but trying to protect her from the unreasonable demands of academic life at the same time.
"Mabel, Mabel, what's one plus one?" he asked, undaunted.
Mabel picked up her pencil and scrawled a careful squiggle after the equals sign.
"Mabel, is that a two?" he asked.
"Yes, it's a two."
Hooray for acing tests. And for brothers who know how to set you up for success.