Monday, October 5, 2009

What's In a Sign?

I remember when I first told my cousin Lisa I was pregnant. After the squeals and hugs the first thing she asked me was my due date. I told her I was due on June 27th. "You better hope you don't go early," she said. She was the mother of two so I leaned in to hear her motherly words of wisdom.


"If you go early the baby will be a Gemini."
MmmmHmmmmm. Now I knew my astrological sign, but only as it pertained to the snipets in the back of Cosmopolitan Magazine and The Daily News. I never put much stock in them (So all single Cancers are going to meet a mysterious stranger at a party?").

I did wind up going early, 8 days early, and Isabella was born a Gemini.

I went to a party this weekend for my cousin Lisa's 4 year old daughter and she asked me how Isabella's sleeping habits were (This is the first question everyone asks and it is so terribly annoying). So I tell her that Isabella is like two babies rolled into one. There's my cooing, giggling, laughing, happy girl who sleeps 9-10 hours a night (with a mid-night feeding of course) and then there's the crying, yelling, red-faced, waking up every 2 hours, hard to put down, pain in the butt baby.

She looked at me knowingly and said, "Gemini."

I did a little research and this is what I found:

"The Gemini personality stands out as the zodiac sign that knows something about just about everything, making them good conversationalists and interesting acquaintances. They are inquisitive and quick to digest new information and ideas. Intelligent and logical, but with a lot of nervous energy, Gemini likes to keep busy and expand their horizons whenever opportunities arise, often multitasking between several interests. However, as the sign of the Twins, there is a dual aspect to the Gemini personality, making it difficult for these individuals to stick with any one thing in order to master it, and often making it difficult for bystanders to figure out which side their Gemini friend is really on. Gemini has more than one personality, which can change in a flash, and those near to them would do well to learn them both. On and off, up and down, back and forth, black and white, day and night, ying and yang - this is the essence of the Gemini personality.

For those with a Gemini child, get ready for a ride! These kids can be sweet, cooperative little angles one moment and infuriating monsters the next. Gemini children are very verbal and soak information in like sponges. They therefore tend to master the art of communication quite early, often displaying knowledge beyond their years. This is a high-strung child with a lot of pent-up energy, so don't be surprised if your 6 year old Gemini claims to have "tension headaches" or other physical complaints beyond his years. The Gemini child will not particularly like the rigors of school, but it is likely that he will know to turn on the charm to bluff his way through parts of it. Though he has the intellect to excel in school, it's just not in little Gemini to follow things through to completion, so he will rarely be at the top of his class. Giving him a rich environment at home will help offset this, so be sure to introduce him to nature, sports, music, and reading early on, and also provide stimulation via computers and video games to help broaden his exploratory nature and hold his interest. Gemini kids seem to have a conflict between emotions and intellect, and this can manifest in a variety of ways, often in strange eating habits. Your Gemini might love only red jelly beans or want peanut butter on bread with no jelly and nothing to drink. If you ask about this type of thing, he will blithely tell you that the red ones give him strength or that he has exceptional salivary glands - in his own mind, he is perfectly justified in his choices regardless of how absurd they seem to everyone else. Your best bet is to keep the multi-vitamins handy for these little ones! With regard to other family members, Gemini will entertain and delight and generally get along fine with everyone, unless someone comes along that takes away his limelight, such as a younger sibling. In this case, your little Gemini may turn into a tormenter of this sibling for years to come, and this can be very difficult to control."

Is there a cure for Gemini?


29 comments:

Anonymous said...

...still on with the complaining about your baby! i sure hope you arent planning on letting her read this when she is older... she will feel guilty as hell!

mtendere said...

Funny! Looks like you'll have a fun and exciting time raising your little Gemini :)

Rsgrl said...

Nice, anonymous. Grow some effing balls and post with your name if you're going to criticize.

E - I'm a Gemini to the core. We can certainly be hard to deal with, but once you get used to us we're tons of fun! :)

craftlady said...

I'm a gemini too, and while I admit I fit most of that description to a 'T' - I will say that I always enjoyed school, we always near the top of my class and always stayed focused when it came to school.

But as far as the rest of it, well you just have to look around my house and the 80 different projects I have started and not finished or talk to my H (or my mom) about my hot and cold reactions to things...and ask any of my friends, I'm a HUGE talker :)

Mrs.Pink said...

Anonymous- seriously... Grow up and get a life!

E- I think my sister might be a Gemini and although she can switch gears in 2 seconds flat she is the most caring,loving sister ever! I don't know what it is but Lillian has been that way too recently. I posted asking everyone WHO took my baby because the last few days she has been a mess! Hoping that it was just an "off" day! I am one of those people who ask about sleeping habits b/c I need some glimmer of hope! Although I feel like half the responses I get are a crock of shit. Damn liers! Your kid is 3 weeks old and sleeping 6 hours solid... hmmmm DOUBT IT! :)~

Eclipsed said...

Anonymous secretly loves me and just gets off on trying to rile me up. I love it! Keep it coming!!!

Emma Hughes said...

My son was born on the 5th June... is he a gemini too? If so, it makes a lot of sense to me too hehehe :D

Neuffj said...

haaaaaaaa, a cure? TOo funny!

Emma Hughes said...

Oh dear!! I'm going to have TWO geminis!

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