The Mum Test

Well as we all know, it is Mother’s Day on Sunday, and here at The Smile Collective – May is all about our wonderful mums! To kick us off … here is a tre funny contribution by another cool mummy, Jayde from Little Paper Lane!


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.

Photo credit unknown - via A Cup of Jo via Abby Sharp

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.

When you’re finished laughing, send this to a Mum.


Comments ... oh they do make my heart sing!

  1. I really like that – it put such a smile on my face

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