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Hi,

I think I've seen an alternative -- positive -- version of the old
day-of-the-week poem:

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe, ...

If you have one, I would appreciate hearing it as would my born-on-
Wednesday children!

peace,
teastaigh
 

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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.
The thing is, these rhymes are all very old and full of stuff that makes no sense to us in the 21st century. Why not just rewrite the whole thing yourself? I do an alternative version of rockabye baby with my dd.

Rockabye baby
in the tree top
when the wind blows
the cradle will rock
when bough breaks
the cradle will fall
and down will fall baby
safe after all.


So here is my version of the days of the week rhyme

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of glee,
Thursdays child has much to see,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on Sunday
Is sweet and kind, to all in her way.
 

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Thank you so much! I really like your rhyme.
I modified the bedtime prayer, long ago, to make it more
positive:

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
And in the morning when I wake
I pray a happy day to make

peace,
teastaigh
 
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