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Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by EgyptStarr, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. EgyptStarr

    EgyptStarr New Member

    This is for everyone, but I thought Kate might appreciate it the most, since she just went through labor! LOL


    The Middle Wife
    By an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher.

    I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second-grade classroom a few years back.

    When I was a kid, I loved show-and tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.

    Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater. She holds up a snapshot of an infant. "This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.

    "First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord." She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement.

    "Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going, 'Oh, oh, oh, oh!'" Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. "She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!'" Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.

    "My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this." Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall. "And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!" This kid has her legs spread and with her little hands are miming water flowing away. It was too much!

    "Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe.' They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff, they all said it was from Mom's play-center! So there must be a lot of stuff inside there."

    Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, if it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another Erica comes along.



    Hope you all enjoyed it!

    Hugs!
    Starr

  2. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    That is the funnest cutest story I have every seen. If you would have had your camcorder, you could have sent it to Americas Funnest Home Videos. I winner for sure. I loved it.

    Sandy
  3. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    And educational!!!!
    I bet that girl grew up to be someone really... articulate. :)
    Thanks for the story!
    ((( ))) Shannon
  4. EgyptStarr

    EgyptStarr New Member

    Wow, I WISH I could have been there! But actually, this was not something I experienced. It was written by an anonymous 2nd grade teacher. A friend of mine sent this to me in email, and I just copied and pasted it over here for you all to enjoy!

    But it IS a shame that something that cute and hilarious didn't get caught on tape, isn't it?

    Ah, all the Kodak and camcorder moments we so often miss......

    Glad you all enjoyed it! I knew you would, as I certainly did!


    Hugs!
    Starr





  5. EgyptStarr

    EgyptStarr New Member

  6. victoria

    victoria New Member

    too funny... wonder what her Mom would've thought!

    V