Kids have a unique way of looking at the world.
Yesterday, 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 told 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, “Mommy, how do you know all this stuff, you’re so smart.”
At first, I didn’t know what to say. After a moment’s thought, I replied:
“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 a couple of minutes. My daughter was evidently pondering this new information.
After a while, she exclaimed, “OH… I get it! So if you don’t pass the test you have to be the daddy!”
I wore a big wide grin for the rest of the walk.