Friday, January 19, 2007

Ready or not

Sadie trying on her new swimming suit. She's such a babe.

My mother-in-law, Cathy sent me a list of tests you should do before having kids to let you know if you are ready. Here are a few of my favorites:
  • 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 box of LEGOs (or 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 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 the octopus 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.

5 comments:

Shoeshine said...

That about explains it. I like the mess test. It reminded me of my sister's little girl who found a green hot dog under her bed and thought she should take a bite. It about makes my stomach turn a few times. Yucky, as I say to Haley.

Jacki said...

Sadie is so cute! I tried to bring a small goat to the grocery store to see if I was ready for a kid... um I'm not quite yet.

The Daniels said...

I love it!! All those things are so true. What a kick!

Rick said...

This is a perfect post. Any parent has to laugh at the trueness of the tests, and the picture of Sadie explains why it’s all worth it.

Nana said...

What a great post! Sadie is a real bathing beauty!