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Jun 1, 2009

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR


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.
'

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 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.
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
nine months, though.
You got pregnant last night.'

6 comments:

Lou said...

Coincidently I was emailed this yesterday. Is funny eh?

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Creative Junkie said...

OMG - this was hysterical! I LOVED IT!

And how sad is it that it's 100% accurate?

Life on an artistic shoestring said...

All right! ;-) Yep, this made me laugh. -shirl

Ali said...

OMG that's funny! LOL!!

Ali

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hahahahahahahaha... oh I love this!

My Dad said that until he retired and was around the house, he had NO idea how much work my Mom did -- and that was with no kids around, and she had raised four of us!

Men... they don't have a clue. :-)

Thanks for visiting today -- yes, stress does melt away at the beach house, and thankfully there are NO jet skis in the area -- you have to obey a very slow speed limit in the cove and nearby inlets, so no one makes much noise until you are well out into the Bay. Very peaceful! My husband fell asleep in the short time we were out there on Saturday.

all the best... Cass

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