Kids are a blessing. And also a pain in the ... tush. That's why a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek "test" on whether a couple is ready for parenthood is quickly going viral. Here are my top 5 favorite parenting preparation tips from the quiz (which was written by an anonymous British[?] blogger):
"Go to the supermarket. Arrange to have your salary directly paid to its head office." No big deal, right?
"Sing songs in the dark until 4 a.m.... Put the alarm on for 5 a.m. Get up when it goes off... Make breakfast... Keep this up for 5 years and LOOK CHEERFUL." Awesome.
"Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there...Get a coin. Insert it into the CD player...Take a box of chocolate biscuits. Mash them into the back seat." Who doesn't love chocolate... everywhere?
"Repeat everything you say at least five times." Say again?
"Make a recording of someone shouting 'Mummy' repeatedly. Important notes: there must not be more than a four-second delay between each Mummy, and include occasional crescendos to the level of a supersonic jet." So special.
And that's just a taste of the "test." (The "Going for a Walk" and "Getting Ready for Work" tips are also great.) Any "Mummy" or mommy, or daddy should appreciate it. Any parents-to-be should, well, curl up in a ball and cry. HA! Just kidding. Sort of.
When you are actually ready for a bundle of joy (or another one), lots of great tips here.
P.S. -- Huge "thank you" to my parents.