Friday, January 4, 2008

Just try it! I know you want to

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed, "Dear Lord, I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen."

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish. The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. -

He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping, then drove home to put away the groceries, paid the bills and balanced the check book.

He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog. Then it was already 1P.M. and he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and Mop the kitchen floor.

He zipped to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home. Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.

At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper.

After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed.

At 9 P.M. he was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint.

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and prayed, "Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, oh! oh! please, let us trade back."

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied, "My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. You'll just have to wait nine months though. Last night you got pregnant."


mamabearharder said...

Too bad this is not a true story!! I think more men might think twice before they make that kind of a wish....but sadly most men think they have it so rough! Until my hubby stays home all day everyday and does what I do, he is not allowed to complain :) This was so hilarious and I really needed a good laugh...thanks BonBon

Lorena said...

Love it, love it!

When I was on bed rest with my 4th (the one after the triplets) my husband was on Christmas break, so he was Mr. Mom.

After a few days of this, he came in the middle of the day and sat on the edge of the bed. He sat there, shoulders slumped, just sighing.

I, being a concerned wife, asked, "Honey, what's the matter?"

He repied, "I just just finished cleaning up from lunch, and now it's dinner time."

I said, "Welcome to my world!"

All men need a wife on bedrest!

sharebear said...

I have a hard time believing he actually did all that stuff in one day. My hubby often tells me he's glad he's the man and I'm the women.

Freedom 1787 said...

Hey wait a minute. How come all those things don't get done at my house? I come in to a messy house, no dinner, dirty laundry, kids not dressed, etc. etc. etc. and then I look at my wife still in her pajamas and dare to say "so, what did you do today?"
Her reply is classic
"come check out my new blog dear, I only spent 8 hours on it." :-)

Sorry, I could not resist :-)

Tamster said...

This was classic! I've always thought it would be nice if my husband could know what it was like to be pregnant or nursing or ... just for a day even (I like the 9 months idea, though--let him have the next kid!!! Hehehehehe!) so that he could learn what it's really like. True, Rob, we mothers may not really get ALL of those things done in a day that were in this story, but there is some realism to it as well. Your scenario, Rob, of what Bon's like when you come home may be better explained that she never got a chance to get dressed because she was sooooo busy all day long, and despite all of her cleaning efforts the house got all messed up again immediately after it was cleaned the 5 times she cleaned it that day!!! The kids just messed it all up AGAIN right before you walked in the door, and all she could do by that point in the day to cope with her frustration was to take a brief trip (she'd just sat down, mind you) to Blogland! She has to find some reprieve from her crazy, busy day! And somewhere in the midst of all the cleaning and everything else, she managed to make you some homemade, fresh, warm bread, just out of the oven in time for you to come home! Isn't she wonderful?! :-)
Okay, this was fun! BonBon, you'd better make sure Rob reads this comment, in case he doesn't get on here on his own! :-)

Pineapple Princess said...

I think Rob meant "ONE DAY" when I came home," cause I think it probably only happened ONCE . . . like at my house.

Kepi is pretty good at being mom, so I can't use this info on him. BOO and Yaaaa!

BonBon said...

Thank you Pip and Tamster. I'm sure that it did only happen once (during the Christmas break when all the kids were home and i had no where to go in particular) and that for some reason the "all loving" man has some bones to pick with me and felt that he could dis me on MY blog. I could delete it but I'm SURE he is really sorry!

Tamster said...

I'm sure he didn't mean it (and it was humorous), so I'm sure you could forgive him this once. ;-)