An old country doctor went way
out to the boondocks to deliver
a baby. It was so far out, there
was no electricity. When the
doctor arrived, no one was home
except for the laboring mother
and her 5-year-old child.
The doctor instructed
the child to hold a lantern high
so he could see, while he helped
the woman deliver the baby. The
child did so, the mother pushed
and after a little while, the
doctor lifted the newborn baby
by the feet and spanked him on
the bottom to get him to take
his first breath.
doctor then asked the 5-year-old
what he thought of the baby.
''Hit him again,'' the
5-year-old said. ''He
shouldn't have crawled up there
in the first place!