Writing Prompt:Trading Spaces

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex for a day? What do you think life would be like?

I didn’t think of it before,but when I saw the prompt, “Trading Spaces”. I thought well let me find out what I could possibly learn from it. I know there is not much to know. I had a lot of brothers, I saw what they thought of themselves, and on many occasions I disagreed about their choices.

Let’s take brother number 1: All of us were his dear siblings until he tied the knot,boy it was some knot, overnight we became creatures from hell, we did nothing but the better half wanted him to treat us like we were useless.

Brother number 2: His feelings for us didn’t change, he was kind and compassionate, helped my Mom by helping her financially.

Brother number 3:  He wanted to be an actor without any gift. You know what happened to that aspiration.

Number 4: was normal and did things that were right.

My fifth brother was too busy studying, he did his own thing, he was younger so he didn’t worry about responsibilities towards the family.

Number 6 was not much different from the fifth.

My seventh one was a gift to us directly from heaven, he studied,he was co-operative, he tried to please everyone. He didn’t mind going to the library every day to borrow reading materials for me. Once I had a severe headache, I was lying down, he sat beside me and asked,”Ranu ,what’s wrong ?”

I told him I had a headache , he pressed my head till I fell asleep, others of course passed by didn’t care enough to ask why was I lying down.

Eighth was the proverbial ‘black sheep’, he didn’t study, played all day,was demanding,why wouldn’t he be my mom was always letting him do whatever he pleased.

I have seen eight specimens at close range, do I still need to trade spaces to find out by being one for a day? I think my answer is, “No thank you”!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/365-days-march29-trading spaces/


10 thoughts on “Writing Prompt:Trading Spaces

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing such an interesting post. I might wish to change places for a while with the opposite sex, but then return later to myself. Perhaps it could help me to recognize even more the greatness in women, and their struggles in this world.

    All good wishes,


  2. Dear Chaman,

    Such a lovely post. And you had so many brothers Masha’Allah. Especially brother 7 (sorry for the number) sounds lovely Masha’Allah. Hmm, I don’t think I would want to take their place either haha. I mean in a way I have to admit that at times I felt sad to be a woman. Especially when I look at things like safety. It’s so easy for a man to live alone and be in the world alone, go places without any worries. However, for us women it’s so much more difficult. We really have to think twice about everything. However, having said that, I wouldn’t be a man either Lols not even for one day. I love our sensitive side and how we can be so much in tune with our emotions and creative side. It’s very unique to be a woman. I’m not even sure how to explain it. But I feel our high sensitivity levels enable us to see the world in a more magical manner.

    Much love

    • Thank you Shaidi,I totally agree with you. We are unique and I like it that way.
      Nice to hear from you. I miss reading your comments and answers on the online blog.
      I hope you’re happy with what you’re doing.Best wishes and all my love to you, my dear Sis.

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