Friday, November 14, 2008

Fun Friday!

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. He 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. Ran 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 said: - '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! Please, let us trade back. Amen!'

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 9 months.........You got pregnant last night.'


Vicky said...

Karma can be so good. You just got to love a sense of humor. My grandmother always said that if men and women shared childbirth everyone would have only had 3
children. The wife first, then the husband, then the wife again and the husband would quit after his first one. He would not go thru that again. I love it.

Karin said...



photoquest said...

This was to cute!!

Nancy Bristow said...


kerribookwriter said...

Howdy! I just found your website/blog via Author Island.

I abosolutely LOVE this post! I'm going to send a copy of it to my hubby since he's asking what I want for Christmas! LOL

I have a newborn and rarely get any sleep. I only have a few stolen moments when she's napping (like right now) that I can do something for me (like indulge in blogging).

Hope you have a great weekend!


Debbie Wallace said...

Men have no idea what women go through anyway, ladies. We manage to work through just about any migraine, PMS, pregnancies, and everything else while the slightest ailment turns them into big, whinny babies! That's just my opinion:) Thanks for stopping by.

Hi glad you found me and nice to meet you. I love author island! You have a newborn? Congratulations! My newborn is 30 years old now:)

Beth Miller said...

Vicky, Karma is right. The grass is not always greener on the other side. I often wish to return in the next life as a man. It seems like they have it good, but sometimes I not so sure.

Lil said...

Enjoyed reading this. And I agree with you about us working through migraine, pms, etc. It certainly isn't easy.

Debbie Wallace said...

I'd think twice about that too, Beth. I think women can survive quite well without men:)

Debbie Wallace said...

But we do it, don't we Lil.