and here is a valuable lesson – source unknown
I was out walking with my 4½ year-old son.
He picked something off the ground and started to put it in his mouth. I took the item away from him and I 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.”
I was thinking quickly and 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 2 or 3 minutes and 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!