I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked something up 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 it probably has germs”, I replied.
At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, “Mommy, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart.”
I was thinking quickly, “All moms know this stuff. It’s on the Mommy Test.
You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a Mommy.”
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 daddy.”
“Exactly”, I replied back, with a big smile on my face.