Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

This traditional poem is supposed to tell a child’s fortune based on the day they were born. Like many Mother Goose rhymes we have read to our kids, the words sound bouncy and fun read to but they don’t make much sense. I just took my Wednesday’s children to kindergarten and they were anything but woeful. They still like hearing even the most nonsensical Mother Goose rhymes, I think because they read like music.

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