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Posted on January 7, 2013 by Christine Crosby in Charlie Palmer, childbirth, GRAND Magazine, paramedic

Should Children Witness Childbirth?

Charlie with Grant and GraceBy:  Charlie Palmer, AKA, Paw Paw

Due to a power outage only one paramedic responded to the call. The house was very dark so the paramedic asked Kathleen a three year old girl to hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby.

Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked.  Heidi pushed and pushed and after a little while, Connor was born.

The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on the bottom.  Connor began to cry.  The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed three year old what she thought about what she had just witnessed.

Kathleen quickly responded, “He shouldn’t have crawled in there in the first place…smack his butt again!”

If you don’t laugh at this one, there’s no hope for you. 

Charlie, AKA Paw Paw, is a semi-retired successful businessman. He makes his home in beautiful Lake Mary, FL. He’s the lucky guy married to Kathy Palmer and they have five gorgeous GRANDkids. If you have a funny to share with Charlie, please send to charlie5050@me.com


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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