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Thread: The "Middle" wife funny

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    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 with her little
    hands 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 that
    they all said it was from Mom's play-center, (placenta) so there must be a
    lot of toys inside
    there. When he got out, the middle wife spanked him for crawling up in
    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, when it's
    show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife'
    comes along.

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    Super Member sweet's Avatar
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    Yes, the camcorder is a must! Thanks for sharing!

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    Story is too cute!!! Remember Art Linkletters Kids say the Darndest Things? They came out with some good ones.

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    That was so cute & funny! :lol::lol:

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Isn't this one great!
    Used it all the time in my childbirth education classes to break the ice the first night.

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    Oh that's cute!!! :)

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    Aren't kids just the cutest?

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