Thursday, October 06, 2005

Saturday's Child

This morning at breakfast I recited for the girls an old rhyme about the days of the week:

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;
and a child that is born on the Sabbath day
is blythe and bonnie in every way.

After I'd explained to them that the poem's writer evidently hadn't understood that the Sabbath isn't Sunday, but Saturday, and emphasized the need for accurate understanding of the facts before any sort of literary undertaking, they clamoured to know upon what days of the week they had been born.

Mommy: Saturday. Both of you.

Older daughter: You stinker!!!

Mommy: I had very little say in the matter, Young lady. You were the one who decided when to be born.

Older daughter: Hey! I didn't know it was Saturday! There wasn't a calendar in there!


GrumpyTeacher1 said...

That's my girl!

alaiyo said...

from the mouths of babes . . . :)


Cindy said...

Great Scott--Indeed, she certainly IS!

Beth--The other thing she said to me this morning was to describe how we get ready in the morning, with "the kids getting things done speedy but in time while the mama fusses and scolds and rushes them around." When I protested, she replied, "I just tell it like it is, Babycakes!"

I have no idea of the source for that, but I do know where to begin inquiry into the matter. (:::raising eyebrow in the direction of the gentleman above::: )

r said...

I've told that one to my girls, too, and, just as yours, they asked on which day they were born.

Two Mondays, one Tuesday, and one Thursday. I was born on a Friday; their father on a Saturday.

And try as I might, I can't convince my LDS neighbors that Sunday isn't the Sabbath, either. ;)

P.S. Wow! What agorgeous picture of you up there :D Perfect of you because it is so contemplative.

Fieldfleur said...

Awesomely cute story!

PS. Did you get my e-mail about place?

Cindy said...

Rae--Girls are fun, aren't they? :) Thanks for the compliment about the picture. Scott took it, although I've no idea of when.

Teri--No, I didn't! And I'm disappointed; that would be a treat. I just tested the email link, and mine went through, so I don't know what happened. I'll give you a hint, though. Think county seat (although we live about 15 miles out of town).

Lorna said...


as a Christian - I find Sundays are the day to work for God ,but the sabbath (Saturday) is to give me time to rest and find Him in the ordinary - the family, the laundry, the baking - life outside of a church

and I love it :)