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If you’re not sure you’re ready to have children, here is a simple test you can take. June 13, 2007

Filed under: parenting articles — paulabrown @ 3:29 pm

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

Toy Test:
Get a 55-gallon box of Lego’s (you may substitute roofing tacks if you wish). Have a friend spread them all over the house. Put on a blindfold and take off shoes. Try to walk to the bathroom or kitchen. Do not scream because this would 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. Always keep them in sight and pay for anything they eat or damage.

Dressing Test:
Obtain one large, unhappy, live octopus. Stuff into a small net bag making sure that all the arms stay inside.

Feeding Test:
Obtain a large plastic milk jug. Fill halfway with water. Suspend from the ceiling with a cord. Start the jug swinging. Try to insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal into the mouth of the jug, while pretending to be an airplane. Now dump the contents of the jug on the floor.

Night Test:
Prepare by obtaining a small cloth bag and fill it with 8-12 pounds of sand. Soak it thoroughly in water. At 3:00pm, begin to waltz and hum with the bag until 9:00pm. Lay down your bag and set your alarm for 10:00pm. Get up, pick up your bag, and sing every song you have ever heard. Make up about a dozen more and sing these too until 4:00am. Set alarm for 5:00am. Get up and make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years. Look cheerful.

Ingenuity Test:
Take an egg carton. Using a pair of scissors and pot of paint, turn it into an alligator. Now take a toilet paper tube and turn it into an attractive Christmas candle. Use only sellotape and a piece of foil. Last, take a milk carton, a ping-pong ball, and an empty box of Shreddies. Make an exact replica of the Eiffel Tower.

Car Test:
Forget the BMW and buy a people carrier. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there. Get a 5p piece. Stick it into the CD player. Take a family-size packet of chocolate chip cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Run a rake along both side of the car. There, perfect!
Physical Test: (Women)
Obtain a large beanbag chair and attach it to the front of your clothes. Leave it there for 9 months. Then remove the beans. And try not to notice your closet full of clothes. You won’t be wearing them for a while.

Physical Test: (Men)

Go to the nearest chemist. Set your wallet on the counter. Ask the assistant to help himself. Now proceed to the nearest food store. Go to the head office and arrange for your paycheck to be directly deposited to the store. Buy a newspaper. Go home and read it quietly for the last time.

Any resonances there for anyone?

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