The Mom Test

Read this on one of my groups. It’s been awhile since my kid was 4:

The Mom Test

I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off 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, ‘Momma, how do you know all this stuff. You are so smart.’ I was thinking quickly, ‘All moms know this stuff. It’s on the Mom Test. You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a Mom.’ 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 back with a big smile on my face.

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