Parenting makes you believe in Jinx
Directly from wikipedia here is what a jinx is:
- A type of curse placed on a person that makes them prey to many minor misfortunes and other forms of bad luck;
- A person afflicted with a similar curse, who, while not directly subject to a series of misfortunes, seems to attract them to anyone in his vicinity.
- An object or person that brings bad luck.
- A penalty that one person can invoke on another when the two of them say the same thing at the same time.
I don't really believe in jinx-ing or being jinxed but parenthood will convince you of the reality of jinx more than anything else will.
Like when you talk about your baby sleeping better they start sleeping bad again- yup that's us!
Or you are scared to talk about a delightful afternoon nap pattern that has emerged for fear that it'll go away.
Or when you discuss that your kid is a good eater they suddenly get picky...
Or whatever it is that you talk about it might just go away.
Yup, that's parenthood for you.
Do you believe in jinxing?
Did parenthood convince you?
And, moreover, what is it that you don't talk about because you fear it'll go away if you do?