Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What day were you born on?

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child born on the Sabbath Day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay.

I loved this little rhyme as a child. Actually I still love it. When I was younger though, I thought it was based on fact. I thought some scientists somewhere had evaluated babies born on different days of the week, and made up this little rhyme to compliment their findings! Ok, in my defense, I was very young when I thought that!

I always felt sorry for those kids born on a Saturday. Working hard for a living? No thanks! That doesn't sound like much fun.

Now Sunday's child... what a charm! Who wouldn't want to be born on a Sunday? In my family we had one member born on a Sunday and I remember thinking that the rhyme didn't quite work out for that family member! (By the way family member, I'm just kidding! *wink*)

Monday's child was pretty. Lucky for them. I was never envious of Monday's child but I was happy for them. They got a good one. Lets just hope the brain content wasn't compromised for the sake of looks.

Tuesday's child would be a good person to know if not, perhaps a little boring but someone that you could rely on if no one else was around for a cuppa.

Poor Wednesday child! To be cast into the depressed lot!!! I know one Wednesday's child that this doesn't apply to (you know who you are fellow blogger!) but as a child I always thought this was the worst day to be born on! Even worse than a Saturday! If I were a Wednesday's child I would pretend not to even know about this rhyme! What hogwash! I'd ask for a recount of those baby born stats!!

Thursday's child was interesting. The adventurous sort. I was happy for Thursday's child too but was glad I wasn't one as I'm a bit of a home body. Still, good for them! They get to go out and see the world while I only read about it.

And lastly we have Friday's child. Seriously, could there be a better day than Friday? Loving and giving!!! That says it all! Friday is the only day that love is mentioned and giving? Talk about being well rounded! If you're loving and giving then surely everything just falls into place for you! You have it made without even really trying!
Not that this Friday's child is biased or anything but couple that with the fact that Friday is the end of the working week and I'm pretty chuffed to be born on Friday. The only other day that could possibly compete would be Sunday but lets be honest, who would want to spend time with a goody-two-shoes like a Sunday's child? No, there's no competition. The world celebrates the day I was born every week! It doesn't get any better than that!


Anonymous said...

Lucky us, who are born on Friday. I looked it up and my girl is a Wednesday child, and I realised this explains a lot. Poor darling.

Evil Pixie said...

Here's what Wikipedia says about the orginial nursery rhyme:

Original 1887 version:
While recent generations have grown up with the version in which, "Wednesday's child is full of woe," an early incarnation of this rhyme appeared in a multi-part fictional story in a chapter appearing in Harper's Weekly on September 17, 1887. In that version "Friday's child is full of woe." In addition to Wednesday's and Friday's children's role reversal, the fates of Thursday's and Saturday's children was also exchanged and Sunday's child is "happy and wise" instead of "blithe and good":

Monday's child is fair of face.
Tuesday's child is full of grace.
Wednesday's child is loving and giving.
Thursday's child works hard for a living,
Friday's child is full of woe.
Saturday's child has far to go.
But the child that is born on Sabbath-day
Is bonny and happy and wise and gay.

I think I prefer the original version.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Sunday baby :)

Margot's Musings & Misadventures said...

Evil Pixie I wish I didn't know that! I'm sure Deno will say that explains a lot! I'm going to pretend I never read your comment! :)

Evil Pixie said...

Hahaha! You know, I get that "I'm going to pretend I never... your..." a lot.

Nadia said...

I am a friday child!!!!!!!

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