THE MAMA TEST
I was out walking with my 4-year-old daughter.
She picked up something off of the ground and started to put it
in her mouth.
I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.
‘Why?’ my daughter asked.
‘Because it’s been on the ground; you don’t know where it’s been,
it’s dirty, and probably has germs,’ I replied.
At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked,
‘Mama, how do you know all this stuff?
You are so smart.’
I was thinking quickly and replied,
‘All moms know this stuff… It’s on the Mama Test.
You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a Mama.’
We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was
evidently pondering this new information.
‘Oh…..I get it!’ she beamed, ‘So if you don’t pass the test you
have to be the dad.’
‘Exactly,’ I replied with a big smile on my face.