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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Middle Wife



KL has got fluffy skies today. Look again at the picture above. I do have to apologise though that most of the sky pictures that I took show the Twin Towers. I couldn't help but include them as our sky is so small and the towers are so tall and so prominent that wherever you turn to, the twins just stick out. Oops!

It is a hot day today. Summer is in the air? lol I was told even Beijing could be hotter and the winds carry the Gobi Desert sand everywhere. My colleague who is in Spain is such a lucky fella. His itinerary brings him next on a cruise on the Mediterranean. Envy! Envy! While down south in Auckland, another friend is getting ready for Winter yet another in Shanghai is expecting her baby in July.

Babies remind me of midwives and midwives remind me of this sweet story. Sweet? haha!! What do you think? Read on..

----- *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 t he 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!'

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*Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans.

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*"She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!'

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*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."

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*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!"

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*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, so there must be a lot of toys 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, when it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another "Middle Wife" comes along.

Now you have two choices...laugh and close this page or pass this along to someone else to spread the laughs. I know what I did!!!

Live every day as if it is your LAST chance to make someone happy.


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Source unknown

Told you it's sweet. I shed a tear. Strange...... :)

Have a happy day.

5 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet tale! LOL... CUTE!

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  2. zeroimpact11:28 AM

    And I'm sure that is the way we should all grow up

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  3. That brings back memories of watching my son come into the world. (They wouldn't let me watch my first-born's birth, though, the morons...)

    Play center, umbrella cord...that's great!

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  4. LB, awww...... you agree?

    Z, you mean watch childbirth? Woh! Our dads don't even witness it, let alone allowing children to. lol Yeah, children of the West are brought up differently from children of the East. Culture differences play a part, I suppose.

    MM, you are one strong father. Not many men have the stomach for it.

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  5. Haha .. the girl was cute.

    And, I bet when you give birth, you will definitely cry.

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