What Day of the Week Was Your Baby Born?



April is National Poetry Month so I thought we could celebrate by reading a little poetry about babies. I'm sure you've all heard (or read) this one before:


Monday's Child

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 must work for a living,
But the child that's born on the Sabbath day
Is fair and wise and good and gay.



My daughter was born on a Sunday and I have to say, this poem is dead on—she's always been a very happy baby, and of course, she's absolutely brilliant.

What day of the week was your baby born? Does the poem hold true for your child?



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sstepph sstepph

my son was born on a friday.. && he is definately loving and giving!

Lindalu2 Lindalu2

Wednesday Thursday and Friday. My middle child,a daughter,was born on Fridaty and that sure is true. ;-) The other two---don't think so. I remember that poem from when I was a little girl-in the 1950's.

fivel22 fivel22

my son was born on wednesday...i dont think that one fits him...definately not full of woe!

rio_burb rio_burb

Noah was born on Thursday.  Boy, Saturday is right - that's the day on which I was born!


DD on a Friday night; DS on Saturday afternoon. The poem definitely fits my DD; she is a sweet thing who alqways gives of herself. My DS is autistic, so the Saturday line is a bit scary to me  (would be even if not for the poem!)...but we will be finding him employment as soon as he's old enough (he's 15 this summer).


tyme4... tyme4me2day

my 1st was born on a Monday, my 2nd on a Tuesday, my 3rd on a wednesday

I'm with the other moms with kids born on a Wednesday, it's not a description of my son.

I have always thought it was neat how my kids ended up in order like that and by birth order.

fluud7 fluud7

1. saturday

2. friday

3. sunday

apparently our kids like weekends!

IRA871 IRA871

My son on Wednesday, emergency c-section, but not a kid of woe though, just that day, he was born under 2 lbs. 4 years old now. My daughter I think was on Tuesday.

miasm... miasmom226

my daughter was born on a Tuesday and it's true, she's full of grace!

boizmom boizmom

D-man was born on a Thursday.  I guess how you interpret it, he does have far to go.  He has speech and emotional difficulties.

Y-bear was born on Friday and he is the sweetest, cuddliest, loving child I know.

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