A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home, so he prayed:
“Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home, homeschooling the kids. I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to swap 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 his wife, and she as him.
He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, fed them breakfast, taught them English and Math, put them all in the car, along with 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, pay the bills and balance the check book.
He cleaned the cat’s litter box and bathed the dog. Then it was already 1:00 p.m. and he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor. He taught the kids Science and Social Studies.
At 3:30 p.m. he dropped one child off at a scout meeting, another at soccer practice and the third at piano lessons, then went home and set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.
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At 6:30 p.m. 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 9:00 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 pleasantly.
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 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 swap things back to the way they were. You’ll just have to wait nine months, though…
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