My Word Of The Week

By | November 2, 2014

I’m late with summing up our week, half term has whizzed by and kept me quite busy.

Quite an unusual word for our week this week;


It’s been interesting explaining to T and D the superstitions behind Halloween and we found a website with some really quite strange ones here. The one about putting your clothes on inside out and walking backwards in the hope of seeing a witch at midnight is something you’ll definitely not find me doing!

There was another little superstition I had that ended really abruptly last weekend:

I would always wear a cross in my clothes, ever since D started having febrile convulsions, it started from having a terror that she’d have one at school and it would be too late to save her. She had some pretty horrendous ones. I started wearing a cross thinking “if I do this, it will protect her” and then it became routine.

Until last Sunday, I managed to lose the cross in town somewhere, it obviously fell out. I knew that morning that maybe I shouldn’t take it, clothes felt looser but I did.

And in the true spirit of “c’est la vie”, life goes on. It’s now not a superstition anymore, because it’s no longer around.

Nor are the convulsions, she’s grown out of them. Did the cross help? More than likely not, after all, she still had a nasty trike fall a few weeks ago but it helped me so it served its purpose.


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Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 2nd November 2014 at 7:31 pm.

Yes, I do think often superstitions are about helping us face and get over things, and if the cross worked for you when you needed it, then why not? Thanks for sharing with #WotW x


Jeannette on 11th November 2014 at 12:28 pm.

Thanks, it’s strange now, looking back but in my mind, it kept things safe 🙂


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