Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Spanking Controversy

A recent Lifestyle Column in the Courant called Men Have Better Friends carried this tidbit:
Should Children Witness Childbirth?

Because of a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call. The house was very dark, so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 4-year-old, 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. The mother pushed and pushed, and after a little while, Connor was born. The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom. Connor began to cry. The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed girl what she thought about what she had just witnessed. Kathleen quickly responded:

"He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place. Smack him again."

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