Daycare. Honestly, you'd think it was college. Parents fight tooth and nail to get into a good one. It can cost as much as Princeton. Kids often have to go through a battery of psychological exams. There's actually pre-K testing. Testing! So I guess it's no surprise that some of the pre-K questionnaires are sort of, well, absurd. One dad, puzzled by the extensive questionnaire handed to him and asked to be filled out for his 11-month-old daughter, Emma, decided to give it to them straight. He answered with brutal, but hysterical, honesty.
To the question about Emma's strengths, he answered:
- Rapid indigestion.
- Playing one parent off the other.
As for Emma's interests, he wrote things like:
- Food as art/clothing.
- Firmly gripping dog's hair.
As for Emma's goals?
- Open every drawer everywhere.
- Inflict sleep deprivation on my parents until such time as they acquiesce to my every whim.
Well, I hope this isn't one of those snooty daycares or Emma might get kicked out for her sarcasm. But I think it is. The questionnaire's logo identifies the daycare as Only About Children, which is in Australia and has "campuses."
These questions are so absurd it makes you wonder what the other parents' answers looked like. Did anyone answer them seriously? Is that possible?
Bravo to dad for telling it like it is. You've got to have a sense of humor when it comes to parenting, or you'll end a sleep-deprived, drawer-shutting, indigestion-cleaning schmuck who acquiesces to your kid's every whim. Oh wait ...
Have you gotten any silly questions from daycare?
Image via JessadBellic/Reddit