Women's Favorite E-mail of The Year

Allow me a humor break for today's post before I get into my three-part series on a recently concluded parenting seminar at my boy's school. I found myself grinning from ear to ear as I read this message from my inbox sent by one of my mom-friends. Maybe some of you have already received one yourself.

For sure, most women out there, especially stay-at-home-moms, could relate to this and may find the story quite amusing and vindicating.

I am posting the email here, verbatim, so hope this puts a smile on your face as well.
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 chicken 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."
This has been voted Women's Favorite E-mail of the Year!  If you agree, send it to all your friends who would enjoy this!

(",)  As I typed and read this again, memories run through my mind of what I have been doing for the past few years as a homemaker.  In this country, we are much fortunate to have helpers at home to share in the daily grind. Nevertheless, the "job" as a SAHM is a tall order and not every woman is cut out to be one. But being one is a great blessing, and which I consider more of a privilege. So guys, dads, don't complain!

Cheers to all moms out there who strive to provide a better quality of life for your families.

Time to take a break, and have an awesome weekend!

Note: All photos taken from Corbis Images