Monday, January 21, 2008

The Mom Test

I got this in an email from a friend the other day. Thought it was too classic to keep to myself.

"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."

Thanks for sharing Ruth!


Ruth said...

So glad I could share it! I got it from my sister-in-law. I don't know who it originated with, but smart kid huh!?

Sarah said...

I love it!! Kids say the cutest things ever!! My cousin has a little girl, who is the comic relief of their family, and one day she was sent to the thining chair and as she was going she turned around to her mom and said bibbidy bobbidy boo...and her mom asked her, " did you just say bibbdy bobbidy boo to me." And the little girls reply was yes, I just turned you inot a horse. And she thought that would get her out of going to the thinking chair. I thought it was so funny!! I love kids!

Sarah said...

I meant thinking chair...not!! oops

Kristyn said...

TOO funny! That's hilarious, as was Sarah's story.