I just got this absolutely hysterical email...i thought you guys would enjoy the read (if you havent seen it already).


"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
with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually,
show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model
pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that.

And I never, ever place any boundaries on them. If they want to lug it
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

First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put
seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine
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

The kids are watching her in amazement.

Then about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going, "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
the Middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on
car like the Domino's man." "They got my Mom to lie down in bed like

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
just blew up and spilled all over the bed like psshhheew!"

This kid has her legs spread and with little hands is miming water
away. It was too much! "Then the middle wife starts saying, '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
it was from Mom's play-center, so there must be a lot of stuff, inside

Then Erica stood up, took a theatrical bow and returned to her seat.

I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, if it's a
show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another Erica
along. "