It’s the age-old saying: The grass is always greener on the other side.
The share of stay-at-home mothers has risen since 2000 among married mothers with working husbands. Since stay-at-home moms don’t earn an actual paycheck for the work they do, it’s not uncommon for resentments to arise between spouses who stay at home and those who go to work. But is that really fair? Is one “job” more important than the other?
The story below is an urban legend/long-form joke (often seen under the title, “Why A Man Should Never Complain”) that’s been circulating online for many years. The story begins with a wife and mother who stays home and takes care of the kids and chores while her husband works a full-time job.
He goes to the office every day and works hard for his money, until one day he gets fed up with being the sole breadwinner. He prays to God to let him switch places with his wife, so that she can know firsthand what it’s like to work so hard every day.
So, God grants him his ultimate wish — only this husband ends up getting way more than he bargained for, and learns a lesson he’ll never forget.
Wait until you see how this story ends. It’s nothing short of brilliant…