Bright Eyes has this interesting quirk where he asks me questions to which he knows the answers.

For example: he is playing trains with the dog.
"Is it for boys to play trains with dogs?"

Or: he is watching the stereo numbers flash by and it gets to 500.
"Does the lounge room have hundreds?"

Or: He's eating his cereal (Rice Flakes, which he calls 'R&Fs')
"Can James like R & Fs?"

Or: He's thinking about words and spelling
"Is it for Jemima to have an 'l'?"

Is it a hangover from the old way we used to talk to him, asking him questions we knew the answers to?