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.

I said: “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.”

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“Exactly.” I replied back with a big smile on my face.