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On what day of the week were you born?

I was born on a Monday. What day was your birthday? Wanna find out?

Why would you want to know upon which day your birthday happened to fall?

Maybe it’s simple curiosity. I found it sort of fascinating.

Plus, there’s an old nursery rhyme about the days of the week and the children born on each of them. Ever heard this one?

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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 his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
- Traditional Nursery Rhyme

Fair of face? That’s supposed to point to pulchritude, either cuteness or glamour. (I beg to differ, especially when I look in the mirror in just-cleaned reading glasses. Pretty scary. But I digress.)

Just for fun, I looked up the rest of my family. My husband was a Saturday baby. According to the poem, that means he “works hard for a living.”

And my kids? Well, I have a Monday baby (like me) and a Wednesday baby. My Monday-born girl is a beauty, but so is the midweek-born one. The poem says the Wednesday-born child would be “full of woe.” I beg to differ there, because that kid is a hilarious and cheerful one, who brings compassion and humor to nearly every situation.

How does your own day of birth measure up to your own personality?

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