It’s the first of the month! Time for rabbits!
What? You don’t do that in your house?
OK, well, that doesn’t surprise me, because it’s a really weird superstition. Supposedly, whoever is the first to say “Rabbit” or “Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” on the first of the month is supposed to have good luck. (Or, if you’re super competitive, like my husband and I, the first one to text/say/leave a note saying “Rabbit” gets to “win” for that month.)
I’m not sure where we picked up this habit, but we’ve been doing it for years. It wasn’t from when we were kids (because when I was a kid, my brother and I would to do “A pinch and a punch for the first of the month,” until our mom had to ban it because we kept trying to beat each other up). According to Wikipedia, it’s a British superstition from around the turn of the century, but that doesn’t shed much light on where I picked it up.
Anyway, let’s try to get extra-good luck by starting off this month talking about rabbit-themed patterns!
I love these wee little rabbits- look at their adorable little ears! How cute!
Dutch Rabbits by Rachel Borello CarrollAnd this blanket is unbelievably sweet (and probably lucky, too)!
Bunny Blanket by Martin StoreyThis little bunny is just full of personality- I think he looks like he’s plotting some mischief.
Boy bunny with a piebald patch by Julie WilliamsDo you have a silly first-of-the-month superstition?