“Okay everyone,” said to the instructor at the birthing class trying to get everyone’s attention.
“We are going to do an exercise now, that’s purpose is to help the men sympathise with their partners”.
“We have here what’s called a pregnancy suit,” said the instructor, holding up an artificial stomach with a strap.
“This imitates the feeling of being pregnant – which husband volunteers to be the first one to try it on?”
“I will”, said one man, taking the suit and trying it on.
“This isn’t too bad”, said the man walking around. “I think I could get used to this!”
“Okay”, said the instructor, smiling, “now I would like you to bend down and pick up my pen from the floor”.
“You want me to pick it up?” he said hesitantly, “just as I would if I was pregnant?”
“Yes!” said the instructor.
“Honey,” said the man turning to his spouse “do you mind picking up that pen for me?”