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The Mom Test

*note: this was not something MY daughter said, but was just something forwarded to me in an email that i wanted to pass along :)


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' 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 back with a big smile on my face!

KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 35 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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And eventually through the Moms' and Dads' cooperation, the child develops an immune system. Great job!

Laugh out loud funny! Thanks.

loveee it :) <br />
so sweet of your innocent young lady

She's smart. And you're a good mother, Exactly all mom must be like you..

That is so adorable. I can't wait for my son to start talking. Kids are hilarious

Hahaha! Love it!

cracked me up.

thats so cute

too funny...Can't wait til my lil one is old enough to tell me her view on things...


It is so funny ...i like your story and your daughter

It is so funny ...i like your story and your daughter

Lol. thats so cute.

I guess the MOM TEST works until they become teen and they hate you for those years and hopefully grow out of it.<br />
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I miss the toddler years !

very funny :D

Wet Blanket Alert! Sorry, I can't help it. The poor Father Figure! Derided on tv shows, made to look like a buffoon on commercials, often demoted to third class status by the members of his own family. Now he can enjoy ridicule from viral emails as well! No wonder the birth rate to single Mom's is almost 47 percent. What sane man would want to step up into the once well respected role? Let's face it, we consider fatherhood a step down. Why? I can't begin to understand.

I feel I must interject with the obvious notion that dad's have a similar test as well. Though, the test questions are far less in number, & graded on a huge curve! LOL!

so adorable!

I am sure your kid is bright and extraordinary. You can note down the things she says and does in a diary.

This is lovely!<br />
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Made me laugh. I needed that.


You should think about sending this off just as written to Reader's Digest. They pay big money for antocedents like this (anywhere from 50 to 800 dollars). If you do not subscribe, just go to a grocery story and buy the latest copy- at the end of each story you will see such sayings submitted by readers and somewhere in one of the columns it will tell you how to submit your own. It is not uncommon to get published- especially with such polished writing as yours.

lol tht's halarious ;)

LOL kids say the darnedest things =) Sooo funny!

That is sooooo funny! LOL!<br />
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Sammy Jo Duponte xx

I love the fact that if you don't know everything you get demoted to a Dad....<br />
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*ehm*<br />
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Mom's Rule!

LMAO! That is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time!

that would be ideal Levoneh lol make it to where you can only have kids if you're suitable :D We have a parenting class in my high school...but i think it's optional...<br />
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thanks lilycue :) i thought it was good too lol


"The Mom Test"--oh, don't i wish! I want humankind to have completely reversible sterilization procedures, one each for male and female, compulsory at the medically optimal age, and then make everyone take a RIGOROUS test to get the procedure reversed. That won't happen, but we could at least make Parenting Skills a required course for all middle school students. There are still adults hitting children, of all things!

i'm definitely sure she'll change her mind about the 10 kids thing lol

LMAO!! Too funny. I asked my daughter what she wanted to be when she grew up when she was 3 years old. She said quite proudly "daddy" I was hurt(and we were pretty happy in our marriage then) a little but it was cute. She has since decided it would be better to be a mommy though and proclaims she wants to have 10 kids and be a mommy like me. Kids and their silliness.

LOVE your story-- have to tell it to my hubby!!!

aww lol

oh she didn't say was just forwarded to me in an email...i thought it was funny :D lol