Monday, June 20, 2011

Gender Predictor

This is old news by now, but I have three boys.  Most of you have probably known this for a while.  I've known this for 1 year, 5 months, and 21 days.  As strange as it is for me to think that I'm a mom at all sometimes, I also know most of the time that this is how things were supposed to be.  It feels completely right.  What I didn't know until today is that if we were to have a 4th child (which we won't) it would be a girl.  I can say this with certainty.  You see, it went something (exactly) like this...

Laurence:  I'm glad we have 3 boys.  I don't think we need any more babies in this family.  
Me:  Well, that's a good thing, because we won't be having any more babies.  

Laurence:  If you did have another baby, it would be a girl.  

Me:  Oh?  That's what you thought with Alastair, too, but he's a boy.

Laurence:  But the 4th baby is always a girl.  

Me:  Really?  How do you know that?

Laurence:  The plumber.  

Me:  What?  What plumber?

Laurence:  Remember that plumber that was here who had six kids?  He told you you should have another baby.  (For the record, it was a Heating & Cooling Technician, and it was last summer that he was here...)

Me:  Oh, yes, I do remember him telling me that, but---

Laurence:  AND he said, "The 4th one's always a charm!"  So the 4th baby is always a girl.  Girls are charms, not boys.

So there you have it.  

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