Think you're ready to be a parent? There's no test to determine whether you're prepared to bring another life into the world. Or, wait, is there? Though The Test For Future Parents, written by Colin Falconer, was originally published more than a decade ago in his book, 'A Beginners Guide to Fatherhood,' it has seen a resurgence online, via the Daily Mail.
If you are fed up with parents feeding you lines like it was the hardest, most rewarding thing they ever did, (hello, oxymorons!) then you will be thrilled to know that you can get a definitive predictor of readiness simply by taking part in these 14 tests.
Up for the challenge? Here is a sample of what you can reasonably expect if you expect to go back to work after having a baby (aka Test 14):
1. Pick a day on which you have an important meeting.
2. Put on your finest work attire.
3. Take a cup of cream and put 1 cup of lemon juice in it
5. Dump half of it on your nice silk shirt
6. Saturate a towel with the other half of the mixture
7. Attempt to clean your shirt with the same saturated towel
8. Do not change (you have no time).
9. Go directly to work
Read the full test here... It would be funny, if it weren't oh-so-true.
What other tidbit(s) would you add to this list? More 'wisdom' on how to be the perfect parent.