Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The Mum Test

I’ve just seen this on Facebook and thought it was too good not to shareJ

‘I was out walking with my 4.5-year-old son. He picked up something from the ground and started to put it in his mouth. I took it away from him and asked him not to do that.

'Why?' my son 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 son looked at me with total admiration and asked, 'Mum, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart.’

Thinking quickly I replied, ‘All mums know this stuff. It's on the Mum Test. You have to know it or they don't let you be a Mum.'

We walked along in silence for two or three minutes but he was evidently pondering this new information.

'Oh . . . I get it!’ he beamed. 'So if you don't pass the test you have to be the dad.’

'Exactly,’ I replied with a big smile on my face.


  1. THAT explains it.

  2. Brilliant - those poor dads.

  3. Very clever indeed!! Wonder what dads would have to say. LOL.

  4. Priceless!! What a great start for my day!!! And what a brilliant young man!!!

  5. Hi Janice .. good one! Made me laugh .. cheers Hilary

  6. I love that Mum test, I remember telling my kids about it too.

    Here's something I don't get though. Mums tell kids not to put things in their mouth that has been on the ground, but if they drop a cigarette, they pick it up and put it straight back in their mouth. Dads too.

  7. Now that made me laugh! Thanks for my early morning chuckle Janice.

  8. Iteach 4.5 year olds and they are forever coming up with funny observations. This one takes the prize!

  9. I agree: too good not to share!

  10. Yep this definitely needs sharing. I'll pass it along

  11. Oh my gracious! This is so funny! I have to go and read this to my husband now.


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