*THE MUM TEST*
I was out walking with my 4-year-old daughter. She picked up something off of 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,'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, 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 with a big smile on my face.
Side note: If you think mummy's job is easy, it is not easy at all. I did not sit any "mum test" but i learn new lesson everyday. Nowadays, mummy has to be creative and smart to answer the kids on the never ending "why why why" questions and give them a satisfy answers. Sometime mummy also has to be a fierce teacher to coach them homeworks. Mummy has to be "naughty or playful" sometimes, to play monster or ultraman or superman or batman or what ever with the kids (if they are boys). Those working mum's work hour don't stop at 8 hours, back home, busy with the kids homework, shower them, entertain them. After they sleep, then only mummy's time to have a good shower, had a cuppa in front of the tv, that is also about 10.30pm at night. :) I'm not complaining, but just want to "ngam ngam cham cham" a bit. :)