Sunday, July 29, 2007

A Brazilian Superstition

Today during church, Yaks and I were in the foyer. We spend a lot of time there, especially during the third hour. It's like our little hang-out. Only COOL people kick it in the foyer! Yaks was standing on his head, illustrated in the picture to the left. I was happy to have him entertain himself so I could take a rest from chasing him down the halls. This cute, Brazilian sister in my ward came over, gave me a hug, and whispered in my ear:

Sister: "Do you know what your son is doing?"
Amy: (brightly but confused) "Well, he's standing on his head!"
Sister: "In Brazil, they have a superstition that when babies stand on their heads, they are calling for another sibling to join in the family."
Amy: (flushing) "Oh really? Not right away, I hope."
Sister: "Well, my first daughter started standing on her head like that and I was pregnant with my second two months later. I just thought I would let you know."
Amy: "Oh....well...thanks!" (quickly removing Yaks from his headstand)


mothergoose said...

NO WAY!!!!????
All three of my kids have been practically living upside down lately!! LOL. heaven help us.
Did she mention if there was anything we can do as parents to rival their call? :)

Amy said...

That was my feeling exactly! I didn't ask her if there was anything we could do to cancel out their wish. Dang. I'm not ready for another one yet, that's for sure!

HRT said...

You'll be pg by Christmas. :P