I was out walking with my four year old daughter.
She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth.
Seeing what she was about to do, I quickly told her not to do that.
“Why?”, she said, in that typical inquisitive four year old way.
“Because it’s been laying on the ground outside and is dirty and probably has germs” I said.
At this point, she looked at me with total admiration and asked, “Wow! How do you know all this stuff?”
I was thinking quickly to find an answer for her and blurted out, “everyone knows this stuff Jenny. It’s on the Mommy test. You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a Mommy”.
“Oh”. my daughter said.
We continued walking in silence for two or three minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information in her head.
Finally, she got a huge smile on her face and said, “I get it now. If you pass the test you get to be the Mommy, but if you flunk the test, you have to be the Daddy”.
Image used under a Collective Commons License from https://pixabay.com/photos/child-cute-baby-girl-happy-2438047/