The New Father
A young woman puts on her father's clothes and says to her mother, I'm your new husband.
Just you wait till your father gets home, scolds the mother.
He's already home, says the young woman.
Please don't do this to your father, he's worked so hard all his life, says the mother.
I know, says the young woman, he needs a rest.
When the father gets home he's dressed in his daughter's clothes. And as he steps into the house he calls, hi mom and dad, I'm home ...
by Russell Edson