Some years ago now, I woke up in my husbands family home (we were just dating then) to it being the beginning of the month, I watched as my father in law went round and rubbed several ornaments. The boyfriend (as he was then) then said, for the father in law to follow,
Hmm odd, I thought, some voodoo ritual, I never heard of this before! I always used to say,
pinch punch first day of the month
and with it I used to punch the recipients arm, but looking back thats actually not exactly teaching fair play, pinching and punching! I decided to adapt this “White Rabbit” rule, minus the rubbing of ornaments as I had none. I just now, say it and anyone who is in my company before 12 has to say it, annoying yes, Moo even says it now! Thor just stares agog at me but he will learn to say it! I guess its become a bit of a ritual in our household and slightly compulsive!