Sunday, September 30, 2007


I have two pregnant sisters right now. One is about half way through her pregnancy, the other one is about twelve weeks along. My sister Marlette (she is not one of the pregnant ones) heard about this kooky thing. You tie a piece of thread around a ring, I think it is supposed to be a gold ring. Then you hold the thread over the belly of said pregnant woman. If the ring swings back and forth, it's a boy. If it swivels around in a circular motion, it's a girl.

I thought this was the nuttiest thing I had heard in a long time. It really surprised me that my sister Marlette, who is a sensible, down to Earth woman would believe this. I disputed the ringtology for a while, believing that the only way to tell the sex of an unborn baby, is through an ultrasound. It worked for Alicia, who is about 22 weeks pregnant. It worked for a friend of hers who is expecting a girl. It also worked on a friend of hers from church. I must concede that the ringtology method seems to be producing correct results for everyone who has tried it.

She also performed this ritual on my sister Dejah (she is the one who is about twelve weeks along). Every time the thread has gone in a circular motion, indicating a girl. We all had one of our Secret Sister lunches yesterday, then we went shopping. We went to the baby department. There was such an array of ADORABLE baby girl outfits. Marlette and I then proceeded to buy about seven girl outfits, basing our assumption that this child will be a girl on the ringtology theory. As we were checking out, I realized that we are a bunch of kooky people. Buying girl clothes for a child who has not be proven by an ultrasound to be a girl.

I really believe this baby is a girl. Based on nothing more than a piece of thread and a gold ring. Our kookyness is not something that embarrasses me. I embrace kookyness. We were even telling the cashier that checked us out about the ringtology. It's one thing to be kooky and keep it on the down low. Now we are publicly spreading our kookyness to the masses.

As per my promise to my sisters, I publicly declare that I really believe the ringtology method works. I don't understand the scientific aspects, but I am now a believer. So far, we have three out of three correct results. My sister Dejah will have her ultrasound in November. We already know it's a girl. (Although if we are wrong, I will be eating crow for quite a while). Luckily for me, I have about two readers who read my blog, so my humiliation will not be a widespread event.

Please visit the blog of a family living in Nashville who recently lost their eight day old baby girl. Pray for them, they really need it. The link is

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Marlette- sensible??? you are embracing the kookyness