Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What does your mommy do?



A beautiful Labor Day weekend vacation took my family to Salem, MA. Of course, we went to the Salem Witch Museum. Lonely husband took our youngest daughter out 3 minutes into the presentation--she was petrified. He unfortunately was not privy to my children's revelations about their mother's new job.

First, we heard the history of the Salem witch trials. Afterwards, we were shuffled along to a second area were we heard about the changing perceptions of witches over time. This started with an explanation of how the first “witches” were actually midwives. My son’s jaws just dropped. They looked at me and said—“you went to school and did all that work to become a witch?” Then the younger ones said to the older one—“Did you know she was a witch, now?” I thought to myself, I hope they don’t ask lonely dad and husband that question since I can only imagine he would have something very snarky to share! Thank God, the gift shop was next and thoughts of their “witch mom” dissolved into the “can I have” and the “I need’s”.

So, I can see it now on career day—“Can I bring in my mom, she’s a witch?”

3 comments:

a corgi said...

hi; I found your blog through Dr. Grumpy's; I think you have such a great career you are training for (and I'm sure you will pass the exam)

looking forward to reading more as you write :)

I didn't know this about witches; I learned something new today

enjoy the day

betty

The Lonely Midwife said...

Betty--

Thanks for your kind words. Gosh, I hope I pass. I am studying non-stop and hopefully it will pay off:)

LM

Midlife Midwife said...

ha ha....know you know my secret. Maybe that's why I always loved that Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz.