Switching Places

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Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 11 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Secret Subject Swap

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com  Baking In A Tornado

http://themomisodes.com The Momisodes

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/  Spatulas on Parade

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/  Stacy Sews and Schools

http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/  Sparkly Poetic Weirdo

http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com  Evil Joy Speaks

http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/   Confessions of a part-time working mom

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com Someone Else’s Genius

http://dinoheromommy.com/  Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com  The Bergham’s Life Chronicles

http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com  Climaxed

My subject is “Change places with a significant other and tell us about you from their point of view.” It was submitted by http://BakingInATornado.com  Here goes…

I had to read this a few times…to make sure I understood it. My brain has been a bit fried lately. So, I have to trade places with my hubby for the day…and complain about me…like I do about him?  Or do I tell about what I do through his eyes??? Hmmm so many ways this can go.


Here I am playing the role of wife and mom. It can’t be that hard, can it? Karen makes it harder than it has to be…she’s so dramatic and indecisive. I make up my mind and go for it.

The day starts and I have to get up at 5 am? Why? Does she really need an hour to get ready? I decide to sleep later, but Anthony wakes up at 5:30 and barges in and tells me he’s up and ready to go. Darn it…she’s in bed. Shouldn’t she be up and helping me? 

I have to take a shower, get dressed, get his darn lunch box organized. Why didn’t she pack the d#mn think last night…how does all this fit into a lunch bag? We need to have a talk. 

Wait, I have to put my lunch together too? Does she really eat this healthy stuff? Oh wait, I need to make breakfast? I need to get our guy dressed? I need to bring all this crap with me? I though she just sits with kids and reads books. 

Here I am ready to leave and she’s still sleeping. How long does it take a person to “wake up”? She’s doing it on purpose to get back at me. 

I guess I’ll leave now and hope she gets up to feed our son and bring him to the bus. 

What? I have to listen to dumb books on tape? Who listens to books while driving to work? I want news and music. 


Okay, I survived her day of work. I can’t believe she has to actually teach students, take attendance, write reports, plan lessons, consult with teachers, email other teachers, and save and organize all this work. 

Now I have to drive home and go pick up Dino without stopping home first. 

I need a moment alone and I can’t get one…I miss having that alone time after Anthony gets on the bus. 

What??? I have to clean out our lunch containers, make lunch for tomorrow, get dinner ready, and do homework with Dino, get my work ready for tomorrow? What???? I have to play with my son, give him a bath, read books, and put him to bed. When will I get a f&cking break?


It’s 8:30 and our son is finally in bed and all I want to do is go to sleep. I still have to clean up, organize the rest of my work and bags. I have not had one moment to myself. I think I’ll be a bit more understanding of my wife and all she does. 

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Of course that is what I’d imagine or LIKE him to say. 

Now to be fair…I’m going to ask hubby to do the same thing and I’ll post it next Friday. What does he think I’d say if we switched places???

I do love my hubby. He’s a great dad, even if he acts like a big kid most of the time. Dino loves his daddy and loves when we are all home together. 

What do you think your spouse would say if you switched places?

About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


Switching Places — 14 Comments

  1. Interesting point of view! Love to see his perspective next week.

    I’m not sure exactly what my hubby would say but I know he’d say I listen to music too loud, spend almost all day on the phone with patients which would probably be the least favorite part of his day as he loathes talking on the phone, and that although I may get distracted by a shiny object I always remember what I started with and can multitask like no other.

    And that I probably cuddle the dog too much…. 🙂

  2. Face it, there is no f&cking break!

    Hahahaha, you know what? Moms make it look so easy, but it isn’t!

    Great post! Can’t wait for next Friday!

    If hubby was “me” for a day he’d be shocked about how much diet soda I drink – but also how I am able to do all the things I do with very little sleep.
    He’d hopefully experience how rude it is to come late for meals most of the times.
    Oh, and he’d bake TWO batched of carrot cake. (I wonder if he could pull this off… Where is the grater? How much is a pinch? When is an egg “large”? Shoot, there is some egg yolk in the white, that’s not good, isn’t..?)

Would love to read your thoughts