It’s easy for us to judge and criticize others, but would we really say the same things if we lived a day in their shoes?
A common point of contention between many couples is caused by “stay-at-home” moms. These women don’t earn any cash for what they do, causing many husbands to grow envious and even resentful.
The truth, however, is that stay-at-home moms have incredibly busy schedules. From cooking, cleaning, looking after the kids, getting them to school and back, and many other tasks, these women barely get a single second to rest.
Here, we have a story about a man who is jealous of his wife and wants her to experience how it feels for him to leave the house early each day and work at an office.
The story has been going around the internet for a long time now, but you might not have read it before, so we’d like to share it with you today.
The husband is sick of being the only one who earns any money, and he seems to think that his wife has it easy. He prays to God to let them switch bodies for a day. His prayer is answered, but then he soon realizes the truth about being a stay-at-home mom.
The ending of the story is particularly awesome, so be sure to read all the way to the finish!
Here’s the tale:
“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 and stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping, then drove home to put away the groceries, paid the bills and balance the check book.”
“He cleaned the cat’s litter box and bathed the dogs.
Then 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 cookies and milk 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.’”
“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.
You got pregnant last night.’”
What a great ending! He definitely learned his lesson. Be sure to SHARE this powerful tale around.