Friday, November 15, 2013

Nov. SSS #2; Welcome to the Garden of Eden

Today celebrates the 26th Secret Subject Swap! This week 12 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.

My Secret Subject this week is:

 "You can travel back to any point in time and participate in a historical event. Which event do you choose and why?"

It was submitted by The Gamer's Corner.  Make sure you check out this great blog as well as the other 10 listed at the end of this post :)

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We've all heard the story of Adam and Eve right? From the Bible? They were the first two people created to inhabit the earth. And at first, wow, did they have it made. They lived in the Garden of Eden, which was a literal Heaven on earth: everything they needed they had; there was no sadness, no struggling, no suffering, NO PAIN.
 
And then Eve ate that apple. And gave some to the hubby.
 
They had ONE RULE. ONE. Do not eat those apples, yo. There's 646 trees of fruit you can eat from, but NOT this particular one. But does Eve listen? Heck no. She is tempted by a sneaky serpent and tries the forbidden fruit.
 
She broke the rule. Adam did too. Consequences must be forthcoming.
 
Among the many, one that stands out to me is Genesis 3:16 - "To the woman he said, 'I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children..."
 
So, being the mother of 7 biological children, had I been there to witness this historical event, Eve and I would've had a little conversation:
 
Me:  "Dude, for real, you don't wanna eat that apple."
 
Eve:  "But it looks sooooo good! Better than the others. I think I'll just have a little bite."
 
Me:  "Hey hey, it's not like it's chocolate; you will regret this, I Am Telling You. You're going to have kids, and it's going to HURT! For HOURS. For DAYS. Don't eat the apple, man, don't curse us all! I don't like pain!"
 
Eve:  "It can't be that bad! Just back off woman, and leave me alone! Who are you anyway? Walking around the garden in your jeans and knock off Uggs, Starbucks cup in your hand; just go away!"
 
Me:  "Do you know how many years it will be before the invention of the epidural?! You can't do this to us! Stretch marks, yo. Contractions. Tearing. Stitches and sitz baths and donut pillows! Here, I brought a granola bar, help yourself. No? I've got Nutella.... everything's better with Nutella..."
 
*sigh*  I tried, ladies. I tried.
 

pic from ubdavid.org
 
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Check out all of this week's SSS participants:

http://BakingInATornado.com                            Baking In A Tornado
http://www.theinsomniacsdream.com/                  The Insomniac’s Dream
http://TheGamersCorner13.blogspot.com              The Gamer’s Corner
http://momsdontsaythat.com                             Moms Don’t Say That
http://stacysewsandschools.wordpress.com/        Stacy Sews and Schools
http://www.homeonderanged.com                       Home on Deranged
http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                    Juicebox Confession
http://thisisdiscoveringme.wordpress.com/             Discovering Me
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com                      Spatulas on Parade
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                     Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://rantsfrommycrazykitchen.com                    Rants From My Crazy Kitchen          
 
 
 
 


18 comments:

  1. OMG, love what you chose. And as always, your sense of humor made my morning. Great post and great reminder of why I like you so much!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I've got to admit, I read over it before posting this morning and wasn't quite sure about it. I'm so glad you liked it :)

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  2. Good one, I was wondering what kind of idea would come from this, and I never imagined anything like this. It was certainly humorous.

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    1. Thank you! It was a great prompt, so many possibilities!

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  3. Women don't listen. Everyone knows that. :P

    Thanks for the laugh.

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  4. Loved this! Thanks for trying.

    And, "Walking around the garden in your jeans and knock off Uggs, Starbucks cup in your hand" That could describe me any day.

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    1. Lol! Not just me? Good to know :) So glad you liked it!

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  5. This i hilarious! And of course….you had me at Nutella!

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    1. Haha, I totally thought of you when I wrote that part!

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  6. At least you gave it your best shot Black Sheep Mom. Women are a force to be reckoned with. Tell a woman not to do something and guess what happens? She does it anyway. The women in my family are strong minded and independant. The sort that would have eat every piece of forbidden fruit from the whole garden without shame. And why? Because they were told not to do it, of course. They would have made Eve look like a saint, ha ha ha.
    Now they have to suffer in childbirth.

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    1. I definitely view independence and strong mindedness as positive traits, but oh boy the consequences sometimes!! Here's hoping the women in your family don't reap consequences that effect every generation til the end of time! :)

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  7. This just brought such a smile... Nice story (yo). Absolutely loved it. Thanks, Slu

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    1. Thank you Slu! It was fun to write (yo). :)

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  8. Read this a week late - never mind! I had no idea this Eve character was stupid enough to refuse Nutella, what a shame. Thanks so much for trying, though, appreciate it!

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    1. Lol, I know, NUTELLA!! Oh well....
      Thanks for reading :)

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