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

“Why?” my daughter asked.

“Because it’s been laying outside, 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, “Wow! How do you know all this stuff?”

“Uh,” 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

“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 and
joy in my heart.