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.
Can you remember all the words of the fortune-telling nursery rhyme Monday’s Child, or do you like me recall the first two lines and then become unstuck. Is the poem a good predictor of personality? Unlikely, I would think, but I wonder has anyone done research to see if a greater proportion of those born on Fridays become philanthropists and those on a Wednesday depressives, than the population as a whole.
Do you know what day of the week you were born on and do you identify with the relevent line in the rhyme. If you are not sure of the day of your birth and would like to check it out click here.