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: "DearLord: 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.
in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish. The next morning,
sure enough, the man awoke as a woman.
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
He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog.
it was already 1 P.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.
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.
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."
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. You got pregnant last night."