Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
A husband who thought his wife was exaggerating when she complained about how uncomfortable it was being pregnant was made to wear a 13 pound watermelon for a day to experience it for himself.
The woman, identified only by her surname as Ms. Jin, said that she was determined to let her husband know exactly how uncomfortable it was so that he would be more sympathetic in future.
So she grabbed watermelon from the kitchen, and sellotaped it to his stomach saying that she reckoned the 13 pound watermelon was about equivalent to the amount of weight that she was also carrying around with their unborn child.
The husband also decides to go the whole hog and even took two cabbages to become breasts to complete the feeling.
He had to learn to hold the stomach to be careful, because at one point almost fell out of the tape as he sat down and tried to put on his socks. And picking up things from the floor was incredibly painful, he said.
He also found uncomfortable lying on his back and his wife insisted that he lie on his side because it was better for the baby.
The man from Weifang which is a prefecture-level city in central China’s Shandong province said at first it was not too bad, but as the day progressed it became incredibly uncomfortable, and was in particular impossible to sleep.
He said that it gave him a whole new respect for mother’s and what they have to go through, and added that as soon as it was removed, he made his wife put her feet up and relax, and he insisted on doing the housework until such time as the baby was born and she could also move around without the watermelon.
A short video clip of the man’s experiences we shed online attracting commentators who noted that it wasn’t possible for the woman to simply take up the watermelon at the end of the day – and they had to go through the pain of childbirth to get rid of it.