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Hi gals, I know we normally don't put emails on here but a friend of mine just sent this and I couldn't resist. It never ceases to amaze me how children can be so adorable no matter how wrong they get it!! This is quite cute, I hope you copy it and pass it along to your friends. Have a good day<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><br><span>"THE MIDDLE WIFE"</span><br>
To some of the best mothers in my life...I think you will enjoy this.<br>
Please read it.<br>
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> The "Middle Wife" by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher<br>
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> I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids<br>
myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own<br>
second-grade classroom a few years back.<br>
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> When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few<br>
sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually,<br>
show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes,<br>
pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any<br>
boundaries or limitations on them . If they want to lug it in to school and<br>
talk about it, they're welcome.<br>
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> Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing<br>
kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow<br>
stuffed under her sweater. She holds up a snapshot of an infant. "This is<br>
Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday."<br>
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> "First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad<br>
put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine<br>
months through an umbrella cord. "She's standing there with her hands on the<br>
pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me.<br>
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> The kids are watching her in amazement.<br>
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> "Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going, 'Oh,<br>
Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. "She walked<br>
around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' Now this kid is doing a<br>
hysterical duck walk and groaning.<br>
><br>
> "My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't<br>
have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in<br>
bed like this." Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.<br>
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> "And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in<br>
case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like<br>
psshhheew!" This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water<br>
flowing away. It was too much!<br>
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> "Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and<br>
'breathe, breathe.<br>
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> They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a<br>
sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all<br>
said it was from Mom's play-center, so there must be a lot of toys inside<br>
there."<br>
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> Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her<br>
seat.<br>
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> I'm sure I applauded the loudest.<br>
><br>
> Ever since then, when it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder,<br>
just in case another "Middle Wife" comes along.<br>
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i have read this before, but i still got a laugh reading it again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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