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 it 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, a big smile on my face.
— Submitted by Jackie Johnson