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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 laying outside, 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, "Wow! How do you know all this stuff?"

"Uh," I was thinking quickly, "all mums know this stuff. It's on the Mummy Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mummy."

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 daddy."

"Exactly" I replied back with a big smile on my face and joy in my heart.

Source unknown. Came to me on email.

2 Response to "THE MUMMY TEST"


Hi Megan,

It is the first time I hear about a Mummy test. Just curious what questions they ask in such test.
I think there is no need for you to do this test. Everyone can see that you are a good mother. And if they see your picture they surely know that you are not the father; but maybe you get the power of both : mother and father.


Megan Bayliss said...

Hi Erik, there is no Mummy test. This came to me as one of those heart warming emails.

Speaking of tests: It has always amazed me though that a person in Australia has to have a license to drive, to own a dog, to have more than 3 chickens, to burn off rubish, etc, but there are no licensing or schooling requirements for people to have children.

Children are so very important that I would like to see parenting classes as part of school work and much more support afforded families. Raising kids can be stressful and we all need all the help we can get: Mummies and Daddies.

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