Friday, March 28, 2008

The Mommy Jinx

You moms out there will know what I'm talking about. You know, the jinx that if you speak happily/proudly about something your child is or is not doing, it comes around and bites you in the butt! I've had this happen to me so many times now that I think I've finally learned to keep my mouth/blog quiet until we're way past the point that it could change. But I thought I'd give you some examples:

Remember when Bryce had that stomach bug? Well, not even a week before, my online buddy group had been talking about our kids and how often (or not so often) they throw up. And I was happy to say that Bryce had NEVER thrown up except for infant spitting up. Guess who was threw up for the first time a few days later???

Jason and I had been talking about how the kids hadn't really been that sick in while back in February and then a few days later, Caroline comes down with the strep-like virus.

And while I can't cite specific examples of this, I remember it happening when they were little about how they were finally sleeping through the night or that they were finally over their sleep issues only to have them right back into their bad habits.

So suffice it to say, I have quite a few things I'd like to say I'm happy about with this pregnancy, the kids, etc but I'm a little afraid since I don't want to incur the Mommy Jinx. So tell me moms, have you had the jinx work against you too?

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