Children have such an interesting perspective of the world, which makes every day of being an elementary school teacher quite an experience.
One day, during show and tell, a second-grader named Erica, who had a brand new little brother, wanted to tell the story of how her new brother was brought into the world.
When it was her turn to speak to the class, Erica wandered to the front of the classroom with a pillow stuffed under her shirt and held up a photograph of a baby.
“This is Luke, my baby brother, and I’m going to tell you about his birthday,” she told the class. “First, Mommy and Daddy made him as a symbol of their love, and then Daddy put a seed in my mother’s stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for 9 months through an umbrella cord.”
While the class was listening to Erica’s presentation, the teacher tried her hardest not to laugh at the way she described the process.
Erica continued, “Then, about two Saturdays ago, my mother starts going, ‘Oh, oh, oh!” She puts a hand behind her back and started groaning, while doing a hilarious duck walk. “She walked around the house for, like an hour, “Oh, oh, oh!”
“My father 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 mother to lay down in bed like this.” The little girl then sat down on the floor, with her back against the wall. “And then, pop! My mother 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!”
Erica mimed water flowing with her legs spread and the teacher could barely contain herself.
“Then the middle wife starts going push, push, and breathe, breathe,” she continued. “They start counting, but they never even got past 10. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff they said was from the play-center, so there must be a lot of stuff inside there.”
Erica’s reenactment was certainly entertaining for the teacher, but one was to wonder if the other students in class that day were left with more questions than they had before.
Sources: Diply, Newsiosity / Photo Credit: woodleywonderworks/Flickr