Monday's Child

"Monday's Child is fair of face." Over the years, my mother has repeatedly quoted this nursery rhyme, but no one else I know ever has.  We talked about it this weekend after dinner. The kids had gone to sleep. We stayed up drinking white wine until we ran out of cold bottles.  Mom said that Jenn, Becky, and I were born on Saturday (Becky), Sunday (Jenn), and Monday (me).
"You better not tell Becky...'Saturday's child works hard for a living.'"

Jenn asked what Sunday meant.

"'But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day is fair and wise and good and gay'...You should have been born on a Sunday," Mom said to me.

Then she laughed at her own joke (I get that from her), and the rest of us joined in.

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