4.27.2010

far to go...

This morning's baby post got me thinking about this nursery rhyme...

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.

My mother was born on a Thursday.  I was born on a Thursday.  My daughter was born on a Thursday.  Isn't that interesting?  We were also born 20 years apart - each of us in a year ending in 6.  I was thinking about the "Thursday's child has far to go" part.  What does it mean? 

It could be many things.  If I were applying it to my mother, perhaps it meant she would, as a young woman, leave her homeland in England and to make a new life far away in the desert of Arizona.  For my daughter, It could mean she will accomplish much in her life.  A hard working and driven smarty pants, she will go far that one, of this I am certain.  Me?  I have no idea.

It could refer to the fact we have all travelled quite a bit throughout our lives.  Do Thursday's children travel far physically?  Is it as simple as that?  I was going to say I'd rather be Tuesdays' child and be full of grace, but then I thought, no, Friday's child is better - loving and giving, yes that's a better quality. Really though, secretly, I might vote for Monday's child - fair of face sounds selfishly good. I know one thing........glad it wasn't Wednesday for me.
Who knows, it might just be a silly nursery rhyme.  I am 100% sure that is what Andrew Henry will think.  Oh, he'd be a good sport and play along, but he'll think it's ridiculous.  You know why???  He was born on a Wednesday, poor fella.  It's fun to play these games don't you think?    

What day of the week were you born?
If you don't know you can click here to find out - be sure to come back and tell me!

15 comments:

pamela said...

jorja and i are both WEDNESDAY! very odd indeed. will have to ask AH what he thinks! we must band together those of woe.

Kanga said...

Until the subject came up today, I never knew the day on which I was born. Having 'clicked' just now I was surprised to see "full of grace" come up. I'll leave further comment to my friends and family :)

sarah said...

thx jeanette! how fun was that? so my oldest daughter melanie is a tuesday, star is a monday and i am a saturday! that is so the truth! my daughters are graceful and beautiful and I AM WORKING AS HARD AS I CAN! but i think it is supposed to be, hard work makes me feel good! melanie loves your blog btw!

Henley said...

Would love to know what those who know you would say about how the Thursday prophesy applies to you. I'm a Sunday and strangely, my nickname at work is "the owl". Am I truely wise or do I just know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop?!

Lisa said...

I'm a Saturday.

KC said...

That was fun. I'm a Friday. I'm doing my whole family now! I've never heard that rhyme, is it old?

Andrew H. said...

Wednesday woe...
I don't think so. ;-)

MJM said...

Thursday as you said. I am totally obsessed with the Thursday and 6 year legacy thing.

Maria said...

HOW FUN IS THIS!!!
Pam- I too am a Wednesday! And I agree with AH - full of woe - I don't think so!
Troy & Brayan - both Friday, and yes loving and giving all the way around.
Declan - Tuesday - and yes - gull of grace (and not just in movements - in temperament too - very forgiving) and my Mum - lucky girl - is a Sunday! K - what does that tell you about your sis?
My 3 Thursday girls - I agree so very much.
In answer to Henley's question - J - just look back at how far you have come dear girl! And your adventure is just beginning again! Much more fun when you can "go" with folks like these - isn't it??
Henley - we'll be waiting for that answer - b/c the world may never know! (unless you tell us! and I know it ain't 3!)

Maria said...

Correction! Declan was born on a Sunday - and I knew that - but didn't stop to think about it when the day came up on the link - must have done something wrong.
So - 2 Fridays, 2 -Sundays, and then there is lil ole me - Wednesday...by myself (unless I count the dog!)

Amy E. Strodl said...

Oh no! I was born on a Saturday. Does that I mean I'll always work hard for a living?! ;)

rockinj9designs said...

Oh, it can't get any better than this. I did'nt even have to look it up, I knew my son was a Wednesday child (I really did'nt know-I just drew the conclusion based on his personality)And guess what? So is his father, ha! I have my proof.My daughter and I are both Monday, fair of face people. What a pleasant surprise-thank you for the enlightenment!!

koralee said...

That is soooo funny..I was thinking of this poem just the other day..trying to remember the days my daughters where born on. I have one on Wed....one on Tues..one on Friday. hummmmm I wish I knew what day I was born on..will have to look that one up..delightful post my dear. xoxo

Sunshine said...

Sunday.
Yes KC, it is a quite an old saying.

Claire Kiefer said...

I love this post because I was born on a Sunday, and one of my best friends had a Sunday baby today! :)