With their knowledge of things being so limited and their understanding so slight, kids say the most unexpected things sometimes, which gives us an insight as to how their minds work. And give us a giggle in the process.
The woman in this fictitious story finds herself in the most inopportune of circumstances, alone at home with her 3-year-old during a power outage in the evening, and feeling her water break amid indisputable labor pains.
The city is a cacophony of honking as drivers try to make their way home in the dark, and she rightly decides that she will not manage to get herself safely to the hospital.
With her husband traversing the grid home from the opposite end of the city, she decides to call 9-1-1 and have them send an ambulance out.
Ambulance in traffic. | Source: alanbatt/Pixabay
Unfortunately, with the city being a disaster zone of bumper bashings and worse, an off-duty paramedic living two blocks from her house is asked to go out and help her until a team can get there.
The house was very dark so the paramedic asked the 3-year-old girl to hold an emergency light high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby.
Very diligently, the little one did exactly as she was told, her arms getting tired but her resolve remaining unwavering.
Her mom breathed and pushed bravely, and before long, the paramedic delivered a robust baby boy. He deftly lifted him up by his feet to clear out the airways and spanked him on the bottom.
The adults sighed with relief when the baby took his first breath and uttered a loud wail. The paramedic then wrapped the baby in a tea towel and handed him to his waiting mother.
Newborn baby being wrapped. | Source: Isaac Taylor/Pexels
Then he thanked the little girl for being such a good helper and asked her what she thought about her new baby brother and his dramatic entrance into the world.
Without hesitation, the young girl replied:
“He shouldn’t have crawled up there in the first place! Smack him again!”
Someone is definitely going to have to have "the talk" with this little one about where babies come from, but I doubt it's going to be the paramedic! Share this funny story with your friends.
Another woman who was forced to give birth alone was Loretta Lynn, who reportedly suffered through fifty years of her husband's alcoholism and subsequent neglect.
A 15-year-old Loretta married Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn in 1948, and one year later would be forced to birth her child alone after her husband left her and slept with her brother's wife.
The widely successful musician recounts having four children with Doo by the time she was twenty years old, but her musical success meant she was hardly ever home.
Her children recount that there were whole years when they never saw their mother at all, and Lynn herself says she felt like a stranger in the house she bought and paid for.
Producing multiple award-winning gold albums that have sold over 45 million copies worldwide, Lynn remained with her husband Oliver until his death in 1996.