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How to Know If You are Ready for Motherhood

How to Know if You are Ready for Motherhood

This little test will help you know if you are ready for motherhood. If you’re already a parent, it’s sure to resonate. If not, it will give you some idea of what to expect.

When I first read this piece on another mommy blog (link below), I laughed so hard I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Wouldn’t it be a fun thing to read aloud at a baby shower for a first-time mom?

Quiz: How to Know If You’re Ready for Motherhood

Mess Test:

Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer.

Toy Test:

Obtain a 55 gallon drum of LEGOs (if LEGOs are not available, you may substitute roofing tacks). Have a friend spread them all over the house. Put on a blindfold. Try to walk to the bathroom or kitchen. Do not scream (this could wake a child at night).

Grocery Store Test:

Borrow one or two small animals (goats are best) and take them with you as you shop at the grocery store. Always keep them in sight and pay for anything they eat or damage.

Dressing Test:

Obtain one large, unhappy, live octopus (they turn bright red when they are unhappy). Stuff into a small net bag making sure that all arms stay inside.

Feeding Test:

Obtain a large plastic milk jug. Fill halfway with water. Suspend from the ceiling with a stout cord. Start the jug swinging. Try to insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal (such as Fruit Loops or Cheerios) into the mouth of the jug, while pretending to be an airplane. Now dump the contents of the jug on the floor.

[Read the rest of thIS HOW TO KNOW IF YOU’RE READY FOR MOTHERHOOD quiz at The Happy Home Fairy. The final exam question is priceless!]

Obviously, this article is written with tongue in cheek. That’s by design. After all, when it comes to raising children, a good sense of humor is indispensable!

Related Resources

Sweet Child of Mine - A Devotional Journal for Moms by Jennifer Flanders

Hint: This book makes a great gift for mothers of all ages and stages — a beautiful keepsake journal that underscores the fact that babies are a blessing from the LORD

Sweet Child of Mine: A Devotional Journal for Mothers

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