Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mora and Six Geese A Laying

Mora was not sure about her Christmas gift this year. She had asked for a Barbie, but was told she’d be getting something better: a little brother. The delivery room of Methodist hospital was no place to spend a Christmas Eve. Interweaved with the cries of Lamas breaths, screams, and Christmas Carols performed in the 1940s over the hospital lobby, Mora had more than her fair share of questions: Where do babies come from? Is that mommy screaming? Are babies hatched like eggs? Finally the screams were replaced with joyous cries and eventually just the echo of holiday tunes. As Mora’s dad led her to her mother’s room, Mora counted the new mommies either in the act of birthing or holding their newborns. “three…four…” when she reached her mother’s room, and laid eyes on her mommy, all she could think was, “six geese-a laying.”

7 comments:

daleboca said...

love it! as will M when I show it to her:)

blogdramedy said...

Well done you! Tying in "birth" at this time of year. ;-)

bill lisleman said...

Do you think the egg hatching method would be easier? I just can't imagine parents keeping the eggs warm until hatching.

Lindsey said...

Parents would definitely fail at egg hatching.

Lindsey said...

Glad you are showin it to M, daleboca!!

fixitordeal said...

Oh, this is a good one!

SteveB said...

Really well done. Love the perspective@