My Nana, bless her heart, is chock full of those amazing old wives tales. Amongst my favorites are
“Lauren, you can’t use the stairs for at least 2 weeks after having that baby or your uterus will fall out.”
“No, I can’t go in the front door, I came out the back door,” I’m assuming she thinks this is bad luck.
I will admit though, there is one that sounds crazy, but I kind of fall for. I was visiting her one day and was telling her about my friend who recently experienced her baby rolling off the couch. “That’s wonderful! It means the baby will live past 5 years.” Cue my blank stare and head shaking while she nods matter-of-factly.
She later told me she knows that it doesn’t affect a baby’s lifespan, but they used to say this so new mothers wouldn’t feel so awful if it happened to them. Within 2 months of hearing this ol’ gem, Max had rolled himself off the bed and I actually found myself feeling relieved!
Since Mila’s my last, I happy to report that I no longer have to worry about my kids randomly dying before the age of 5. She toppled off the couch today, and after a cursory check of her well being, I smiled. You crazy old bats, you got this momma on one…