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Ahmed came home from work and found his 6 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found …an even bigger mess.

A lamp had been knocked over; the throw rug was against one wall, in the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened…

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife, Amina still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel… She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’

She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?…

”Yes,” was his incredulous reply..

She answered, ‘Well, today I didn’t do it.’

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26 Responses to What Happened Here Today?

  1. Mubarek.alamin January 17, 2013 at 12:54 AM #

    I guess life was such a beauty early morning..

  2. khouane January 16, 2013 at 4:13 PM #

    whatever you give a woman she’s going to multply ,if you give her sperm she will give you baby, if you give her a hose she will give you home if you give her groceries she will give you meal if you give her smill she will give you her heart .she multiplies and enlarges what is given to her so if you give her any crap you will recieve a ton of shit (((remember it easy)))

    • asif iqbal January 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM #

      What about Money

      • khouane January 23, 2013 at 5:39 PM #

        she will buy some think useful (to eat,wear she multiply ………………..)

        • khouane January 23, 2013 at 6:10 PM #

          the money that the only important thing for you

  3. houria January 16, 2013 at 3:07 PM #

    both merely have their exists and their entrances
    remember there is no such thing as society there are individual man and woman and there are familly

  4. Syed A K January 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM #

    Dear Sara. please make some spelling corrections in the comments (where neccessary)…Thnx

    • Ali - Admin January 5, 2013 at 12:35 AM #

      Though I respect your concern…But Its too difficult to control the comments 🙂

  5. Mohammed January 2, 2013 at 4:45 PM #

    I do not think that this can be justified. As the women always complain even if they work in their home. I believe that some woman of course need to be supported. But see that in this story it is a very good example. while the man wake up and get early for work the lady is still in bed. He of course had prepared the breakfast and feed the children and took them to school;. Then what the lady did?? The man working bringing them money and she is having an extra car – a villa and a dog??? then what is she missing… Still waiting for the husband to do also cleaning – washing and cooking??? That is shameful ???

    • Syed A K January 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM #

      some wives may be not so Ok (as you think). but you simply can not complain about all the ladies (wives) even after you see the comments below..

    • Hafsah January 4, 2013 at 1:15 AM #

      1. The wife was clearly trying to teach the husband a lesson by proving to him that the contributions that she made to the family were just as important as that of the man (and necessary if the household was meant to run smoothly).
      2. There was no mention of a ‘villa’ they lived in a home.
      3. “Even if they work in their home”? The heck is that supposed to mean??? Did you not just read the fact that she had 6CHILDREN to take care of!?!??!!
      ANYBODY would complaints in that situation and yet this woman is merely teaching her hubby a lesson.
      4. I highly doubt that the husband prepared the breakfast. If he did, then he did a crap job of it and should be even more grateful to his wife for doing it for him every day because it says that there were dishes overflowing the sink, food on the counter, the fridge door was open, dog food spilled on the floor etc…. I think the kids tried to get breakfast themselves.
      5. Many housewives would prefer to be going out to socialize and have jobs but their husbands won’t allow them to. Think about that the next time you try to bash their roles in the home.
      6. “I believe that some women, of course, need to be supported” do you hear yourself? In Islam it is the duty of the man to support his wife and family, whether she needs it or not. Of course the woman has her own duties as well -that’s undeniable- but remember that you are not doing your wife a FAVOUR by supporting her financially. You are fulfilling the right that she has over you.

  6. Hussain R HJI January 2, 2013 at 2:40 AM #

    Hi Dear Sara, just to uprise the women’s prise and her place in overall the society I’ll add these comments;

    it has been said: the woment are the other half part (completion) of the
    world population and the society.

    Behid every succesful ment there is a women

    Al Janateh that Aqdam Al-Omahat
    ( the pradise is under the feet of mothers).

    the best recognation to reward our beloved mothers and wife is to tell them
    we are lost without you,

    god bless
    Hussain

    • sharif123 January 2, 2013 at 6:46 AM #

      Agreed with you Hussain. The women deserve due respect and sometimes we fail to do acknowledge their contribution.

    • Ali - Admin January 5, 2013 at 12:36 AM #

      Thanks Hussain for those valuable words.

  7. Ashraf January 2, 2013 at 1:10 AM #

    Exactly what I think about my wife is this. Today I realize truth what exactly

  8. Abmalik January 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM #

    Paid back in full in his own coins!
    Men should learn to appreciate their wives, cos, for the very busy types that run 8-5 daily and have a number of kids, they hardly understand the difficulty a woman goes through daily. The task of putting the kids in their uptimum, putting the house in order and making their meals is a lot.

    I’m a busy person who’s hardly at home for upwards of 2-3 months. Recently, while she was heavy and I got the opportunity of spending time with them, and I had to do a lot of chores, like going to the market (which ordinarily is not one of the things I like doing). I couldn’t help but appreciate the tedious nature of a fully parked market and getting to shop for a lot of things, it took me approximately two-and-a-half to 3 hours. Something she regularly does and in record time.

    Men, learn to appreciate your hardworking wives withour questioning what they do all day, when you come back home to a clean home, a hot meal and a warm bath.

    Thanks Sara and her team.

    • sharif123 January 2, 2013 at 6:46 AM #

      Beautifully said.

    • Ali - Admin January 5, 2013 at 12:40 AM #

      Thanks for sharing your experience for everyone’s benefit Abmalik.

  9. mostaf elsayed January 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM #

    many thanks for our wifes for making our life lovely and smily

  10. Fatima January 1, 2013 at 5:01 PM #

    He will appreciate the house work she does everyday.

  11. Ian January 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM #

    Respect to ALL WOMEN . great.
    Women are good both at work and at home. Men may excel at work but they cannot manage home with exception of a few talented ones.

    • sharif123 January 2, 2013 at 6:48 AM #

      Very much correct

    • Ali - Admin January 5, 2013 at 12:41 AM #

      Women are blessing, its just that most men don’t understand.

      • Ian January 5, 2013 at 12:11 PM #

        I Completely agree.

        But don’t you think men are also blessing 🙂 , For me, its like each n everything is a blessing from god (Family,friends,etc). Its our perception how we see things.

  12. m i abdu January 1, 2013 at 2:34 PM #

    Serves him right

    • Hafsah January 4, 2013 at 1:18 AM #

      🙂 he’ll think twice before complaining next time.