Born Again with Baby Oil and a Birthing Pot

“Well, it looks like the pots giving birth” she said.

After dealing with another mischievous adventure of Jonathan’s, we just had to be grateful.

“All’s well that ends well” as the saying goes.

You see, it was supposed to be a simple get together with our next door neighbors who were brave enough to invite our family of eight over for dinner one evening. With our children born within a period of 10 years, they were handful to say the least.

We were all having a great time socializing and sharing stories when all of a sudden we heard this bloodcurdling screech coming from the other room.

It turned out that Jonathan, who was around five years old at the time, decided to crawl inside of a flower pot just barely big enough to squeeze his body in. Well, when it came time for him to try and get out that is when all hell broke loose.

At first we tried to squeeze and pull him out but it was no use.

We tried and tried as many ways as we could think of to get him to get out of the pot and were about to give up when my son Matthew suggested pouring baby oil around the top of the pot to see if we could pull him out.

That is what we did and he finally popped out making a sucking noise as he did.

And that, my friends, is what prompted my oldest daughter Kim to shout out the “…pots giving birth” line.

What a night that was.

Besides our family being large in number, we had two special needs children to boot.

We’ll never forget Jonathan being “born again” and the hospitality of our brave neighbors.

Looking back, I say kudos to them for seeing the humor in it all.

What mischief has your special needs child gotten into as a guest at another’s house?

How have you helped a special needs individual get out of a jam?

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As always, I look forward to hearing from you.

Karen Simmons
Mother, Wife, Author, Founder & CEO of


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