Viva la Difference!
by Marilyn Mackenzie
I love hearing jokes (clean ones) about the differences in men and women. When you think about it, we are both strange creatures with even stranger habits. I think God has an awesome sense of humor...expecting us to figure this whole thing out. Or maybe He doesn't really expect us to figure it all out...just to lean on Him for the answers. I guess that makes more sense.
Anyway, I heard this joke this morning:
A woman was out walking with her 3 year old daughter. The girl spotted a lollipop on the ground and started to pick it up and put it into her mouth.
The mother told her not to put the lollipop in her mouth, then took it away from the girl.
'Why?' my asked the girl.
"Because it's been on the ground. You don't know where it's been. It's dirty, and probably has germs."
The daughter looked at her mother with total admiration and said, "Momma, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart."
The mom replied, "All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mom Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mom."
They walked along in silence for a while; the child was obviously pondering this new information.
'OH...I get it!" She smiled and went on, "So if you don't pass the test you have to be the dad."
''Exactly," the mom replied with a big smile on her face.
So there you have it.
When my son was little, he said that the difference between moms and dads was that moms had eyes in the back of their heads and dads didn't. He figured out early on that his dad was never as observant as I was.