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Are you ready to have kids??

Discussion in 'Pregnancy & Parenting' started by Snowbaby, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Follow these 15 simple tests before you decide to have children...

    Test 1
    Women: To prepare for maternity, put on a dressing gown and stick a
    beanbag down the front. Leave it there for 9 months. After 9 months remove
    10% of the beans.

    Men: To prepare for paternity, go to local chemist, tip the contents of
    your wallet onto the counter and tell the pharmacist to help himself. Then
    go to the supermarket. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their
    head office. Go home. Pick up the newspaper and read it for the last time.

    Test 2
    Find a couple who are already parents and berate them about their methods
    of discipline, lack of patience, appallingly low tolerance levels and how
    they have allowed their children to run wild. Suggest ways in which they
    might improve their child's sleeping habits, toilet training, table manners
    and overall behaviour. Enjoy it. It will be the last time in your life that
    you will have all the answers.

    Test 3
    To discover how the nights will feel . . .
    1. Walk around the living room from 5pm to 10pm carrying a wet bag weighing
    approximately 4-6kg, with a radio tuned to static (or some other obnoxious
    sound) playing loudly.
    2. At 10pm, put the bag down, set the alarm for midnight and go to sleep.
    3. Get up at 12pm and walk the bag around the living room until 1am
    4. Set the alarm for 3am.
    5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2am and make a cup of tea.
    6. Go to bed at 2.45am.
    7. Get up again at 3am when the alarm goes off
    8. Sing songs in the dark until 4 am.
    9. Put the alarm on for 5am. Get up when it goes off
    10. Make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years. Look cheerful.

    Test 4
    Dressing small children is not as easy at it seems.

    1. Buy a live octopus and a string bag.
    2. Attempt to put the octopus into the string bag so that none of the arms
    hang out. Time allowed for this - all morning.

    Test 5
    Forget the BMW and buy a practical 5-door saloon. And don't think that you
    can leave it out on the driveway spotless and shining. Family Cars don't
    look like that.

    1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment.
    Leave it there.
    2. Get a coin. Insert it in the cassette player.
    3. Take a family size package of chocolate biscuits, mash them into the
    back seat.
    4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car. There. . perfect!

    Test 6
    Get ready to go out.
    1. Wait
    2. Go out the front door.
    3. Come in again.
    4. Go out.
    5. Come back in.
    6. Go out again.
    7. Walk down the front path/driveway.
    8. Walk back up it.
    9. Walk down it again.
    10. Walk very slowly down the road for five minutes.
    11. Stop, inspect minutely, and ask at least 6 questions about every piece
    of used chewing gum, dirty tissue, and dead insect along the way.
    12. Retrace your steps.
    13. Scream that you have had as much as you can stand until the neighbours
    come out and stare at you.
    14. Give up and go back into the house.
    15. You are now just about ready to try taking a small child for a walk.

    Test 7
    Repeat everything you say at least 5 times.

    Test 8
    Go the local supermarket. Take with you the nearest thing you can find to a
    pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is excellent). If you intend to have
    more than one child, take more than one goat. Buy your weeks groceries
    without letting the goat(s) out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat
    eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even
    contemplate having children.

    Test 9
    Hollow out a melon.
    1. Make a small hole in the side.
    2. Suspend the melon from the ceiling and swing it from side to side
    3.Now get a bowl of soggy cornflakes and attempt to spoon them into the
    swaying melon by pretending to be an aeroplane.
    4. Continue until half the cornflakes are gone.
    5. Tip the rest into your lap, making sure that a lot of it falls on the
    floor. You are now ready to feed a 12-month-old child.

    Test 10
    Learn the names of every character from the Fimbles, Barney,
    Teletubbies and Disney. Watch nothing else on TV for at least five years.

    Test 11
    Can you stand the mess children make? To find out, smear peanut butter onto
    the sofa and jam onto the curtains. Hide a fish behind the stereo and leave
    it there all summer. Stick your fingers in the flowerbeds then rub them on
    the clean walls. Cover the stains with crayon. How does that look?

    Test 12
    Make a recording of Janet Street-Porter shouting "Mummy" repeatedly
    Important: No more than a four second delay between each "Mummy "
    -occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required.Play
    this tape in your car, everywhere you go for the next four years. You are
    now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

    Test 13
    Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else
    continuously tug on your skirt hem/shirt sleeve/elbow while playing the
    "Mummy" Tape made from Test 12 above. You are now ready to have a
    conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

    Test 14
    Put on your finest work attire. Pick a day on which you have an important
    meeting. Now:
    1. Take a cup of cream, and put 1 cup lemon juice in it.
    2. Stir.
    3. Dump half of it on your nice silk shirt. Saturate a towel with the other
    half of the mixture.
    4. Attempt to clean your shirt with the saturated towel.
    5. Do NOT change. You have no time.
    6. Go directly to work.

    Test 15
    Go for a drive, but first...
    1. Find one large tomcat and six pit bulls.
    2. Borrow a child safety seat and put it in the back seat of your car.
    3. Put the pit bulls in the front seat of your car.
    4. While holding something fragile or delicate, strap the cat into the
    child seat.
    5. For the really adventurous...... Run some errands, remove and replace
    the cat at each stop.

    You are now ready to have kids. Enjoy! :tu:

  2. Potholer

    Potholer Active Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Oh my gosh that was hilarious! I read a few out to my mum and she agreed wholeheartedly :lol:
  3. Tiddlyjen

    Tiddlyjen New Member

    Ive read that somewhere before, and even though i dont have kids...i cacked myself thinking of mum and dad lol
  4. nikki

    nikki New Member

    haha thats funny, enough to put anyone off having kids for life!
  5. Mummy2Be

    Mummy2Be New Member

    thats cool
  6. HertsLady

    HertsLady New Member

    LOL @ these [​IMG] That'd scare the hell outta me if I'd have read that before I had my 2 kids!! lol
  7. fastchaz36

    fastchaz36 New Member

    [​IMG] These are really funny. Would have put me off too if i'd have seen it before my 3 [​IMG]
  8. Sezza

    Sezza New Member

    lol thats funny. Well i have just had a little one so i wuld only be up to test 3 or 4 lol accept is isnt a test. though luckily my little one sleep through most nights

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