I am not a superstitious person. I don't care if I walk under a ladder, or break a mirror, or have my path crossed by a black cat. But it seems that I have some power to jinx myself.
My Little King does NOT like to sleep. Most of his naps last about 30 minutes (if I am lucky!). But if his nap does by some miracle last longer, all it takes to wake him up is for me to say some thing like "Wow, He is sleeping really good!" That is a guarantee that he will wake up within seconds.
If I want my son to stop eating and start throwing food on the floor, all I have to say is "You are being such a good eater today!"
If I want to break our week of being healthy I just say "Wow! We have not been sick for a while now!"
If I want to have my son starting put toys/food/anything from the floor into his mouth, I just say "Oh, it's OK. He doesn't pick up things and put them in his mouth!"
If I want to throw off our nap schedule that we finally gotten, I merely have to say "He usually naps around noon, so we can be there around 2 O' clock no problem!"
If I want him to wake up earlier in the morning. "He sleeps in until 9:00 so that is really nice for me!"
If I want him to freak out and cry in the professional photo of all the grand-kids: "He does great for pictures! he loves his cousins, this will be fine!"
Who knew I had such powers... now if I could find a way to use them for good and not evil, I'd really have something!