by Philip Kramer

A man was complaining: "Oh Lord, please have mercy on me, I work so hard, meantime my wife stays at home. I would give anything if you would grant me one wish, switch me into my wife. She's got it so easy at home. I want to teach her a lesson on how tough a man's life really is."

As God was listening he felt sorry for this poor soul and granted his wish.

The next morning the "new woman" wakes up at dawn, makes breakfast, packs lunch boxes, wakes the kids for school, does battle to get the kids dressed, puts a load of clothes in the washer, takes the meat form the freezer, drives the kids to school, stops to buy gas, cashes a check, pays bills, picks up clothes from the cleaners, and then quickly does the grocery shopping.

By this time it is already 1:00 o'clock. He/she made beds, took the clothes out of the washer and put another load in. He/she vacuumed the house, mopped, changed the bed sheets, picked up toys from the floor, made some rice, went to pick up the kids from school, had a "conference" with the teacher about the kids behavior, and had an argument with the kids.

As soon as he/she got home he/she helped kids with homework, folded and put away clean clothes, put another load in to wash, fed the kids, washed dirty dishes, watched some TV as he/she ironed clothes, gave the kids a bath and put them to bed. At 9:00 o'clock he/she was so tired he/she went to bed. Of course he/she's duties were not finished. He/she had to perform the mattress mambo with his/her spouse and act as though this was what he/she had been thinking of all day.
Somehow he/she managed to get that done and finally fell asleep.

The next morning he/she prays to God once again:
"Oh Lord, what was I thinking when I asked you to grant my wish? I beg you to please switch me back to myself. I can't take it anymore!"

The he heard God's voice speaking to him saying "Dear son, of course I'll switch you back but there's one minor detail. You have to wait 9 months because last night you got pregnant."


To the world, you may just be somebody...but to somebody, you may be the world.

Richard Dover
In His Steps Ministries