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