For weeks Gerard Grey who's eight years old and attends the Contention Primary School has been bragging to his classmates and his teacher Teresa Turquoise about a new baby brother or sister that is expected to be born anyday now.
One evening while sitting on the couch watching tv Gerards mum allows him to rest his hand on her big tummy and feel the unborn childs movements. Gerard is shocked because the unborn child gives Several Kicks but he makes no comment and stops telling his classmates and teacher.
During lunchtime in the crowded school canteen his teacher Teresa pulls Gerard to one side and asks, what has become of your new baby brother or sister you were always telling us about.
My mummy ate it, replies Gerard bursting into tears.
How do ya know that?.
Because i rested my hand on my mummy's big tummy and the baby was trying to kick its way out!.
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