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This teacher was totally surprised by this explanation of how babies are born


In the vibrant and unpredictable environment of a primary school, a teacher experienced a remarkable moment that captured the essence of childhood wonder and innocence.

During a “show-and-tell” session, a student’s description of childbirth left the class in awe, offering a unique and heartwarming perspective on the miracle of life. This tale, which has charmed internet audiences for years, highlights the creativity and candidness of children.

Erica, a young girl known for her bright and outgoing nature, decided to share the story of her brother’s birth for her show-and-tell presentation. With no restrictions on what could be brought to class, students typically presented on pets, hobbies, or family adventures. However, Erica’s choice to explain childbirth, illustrated with a pillow under her sweater and a snapshot of her newborn brother, was both unexpected and unforgettable.

Erica began by explaining the conception of her brother as a symbol of her parents’ love, humorously describing the pregnancy process and the dramatic moments leading up to the birth.

“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, 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.’ She’s standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I’m trying not to laugh and wishing I had a video camera rolling. The kids are watching her in amazement.

“‘Then, about two Saturdays ago, my mother starts going, “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 this hysterical duck-walk, holding her back and groaning. ‘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.’ Erica lies down 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!’

“The kid has her legs spread and with her little hands is miming water flowing away. It was too much!

“‘Then the middle wife starts going push, push, and breathe, breathe. 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.’

“Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I’m sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, if it’s show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder – just in case another Erica comes along.”

Her lively reenactment, complete with a pretend water-breaking incident and the comedic arrival of her brother, brought both laughter and a sense of awe to her audience. Her teacher, equally amused and touched, noted the importance of capturing such moments, vowing to always bring a camcorder to future show-and-tells.

This narrative, shared widely across the internet, continues to inspire and move people around the world, encouraging a deeper appreciation for the wonders of life and the remarkable roles women play in it.