I gotta have a license to catch trout. I gotta show 2 forms of ID just to board a 45 minute plane to Wichita. And I gotta type in my zip code just to use my credit card at the gas pump.
But never were we asked to prove much of anything when my we decided to become parents.
And now that the little bugger -- at all of 15 months of age -- is climbing kitchen step ladders the second I turn my back to get him a second container of yogurt, I gotta wonder...shouldn't there be some sort of an 'Are you ready and able?' multiple choice test for this parenting job? Or is after-the-fact daddy blogging enough to at least get a passing grade?
P.S. Or could there be at least a manual with some practical tips to head off moments just like these?