Ode to Piglet: My busy, butt-scooting bubs

Ode to Piglet: My busy, butt-scooting bubs

Piglet’s just turned 10 months old and has been keeping me real busy. Welllll …. to be fair, it isn’t just him. There’s Puppy, always with a hop, skip and a jump, and Lamb who sticks to me like velcro besides.

Hence my 2 week break from blogging recently..

… Piglet …

1) Piglet’s a super butt-scooter. I’m in no hurry for him to walk.

Take your time, Piglet, and just be. Mama’s watching the baby years disappear WAAAYY too fast..

2) He’s tried going out of the bedroom while my back was turned. Just to find out what made his siblings disappear out of the door in such a hurry.

Don’t forget to shut the insect screen door behind you, P.

3) He gets into stuff.

Of course, Piglet, you should.


4) Note: I have no time (or interest) in ensuring that he wears “boys bibs”. Grab whatever on hand. That’s survival.

You won’t mind, Piglet, I’m sure. You’re more Big Picture than that!.

5) He picks up and attempts to eat all my mama-failings (aka. dirt) left on the floor because I crash into bed without vacuuming the evening before.

Gulp! Nothing major I hope..

6) He’s extremely interested in any kind of floor cleaning activity – sweeping, mopping, vacuuming. He wants to be carried whenever I do it, and starts whimpering whenever I stop. Watching the broom handle go back and forth is totally intriguing.

Oh yeah. Mama gets some good strength training while she cleans. Crack the whip, baby!

That explains the no-blogging of 2 weeks.

Oh yes, I’ve said that already. See? I’m losing it a little.

It’s Friday!! I’m in love.

(Sorry, The Cure is ringing in my head.).

7) His favourite food these days is any kind of fruit (durian excepting) and cheese on toast. He’s tried an interesting array of food, including Indian food like thosai, naan bread, and palak paneer. Two weeks ago, he got into some homemade pizza and loved it.

Yeah. Go on. Eat with your wee hands.

And try some dahl this weekend..

8) He’s still breastfeeding without a hint of formula over the horizon.

I’m not quite sure what to say about that, P. Enjoy it as long as it lasts.

And try to stop biting me there..

9) He belly laughs and has a rollicking sense of humour.

I love your laughing face, P. I can’t wait for your first joke..

10) Sometimes, he wakes up and says, “Ehh???” Like, where did YOU disappear to, Mama?? You left me to hang dry in the cold! If I’m next to him and give him the slightest glance, all the sunshine of a million mornings appears on his face.

There’s so much more to you, Piglet. You’re every bit a darling.

Want a little brother or sister to play with?


(Well now. That last bit was just to shock you, dear readers. Happy weekend!)



  • Natalie
    November 12, 2011 5:04 am

    I bet piglet would love a sibling! πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend! Happy 10 months!

  • Runnermom-jen
    November 13, 2011 11:10 am

    Wait…what??!!!!!!!!! Are you expecting? Or, did I misunderstand because I am a bit tired? And if you are…CONGRATS!!!
    Love your tribute to Piglet πŸ™‚

  • Ingrid Wilson
    November 14, 2011 10:22 am

    LOL – My littlest man is also into floor cleaning activities but now he insists he does the vacuuming / sweeping with his tiny broom! So cute, but a but tricky when your in a hurry. Doing a lot more cleaning than i remember doing with the girls (who were petrified of the vacuum cleaner for a little while so I had to do it when they slept) where as with him it’s something to keep him happy! I wish I knew piglet, I wish our babies could play! He sounds lovely! Another sibling sounds great!

  • Mama J
    November 14, 2011 9:57 pm

    Thanks, Natalie!

  • Mama J
    November 14, 2011 9:59 pm

    Thanks, Jen. Oh I’d love for Piglet to have a younger sibling …. but I don’t think I can handle another pregnancy at this point. I wish I could, though! So conflicted ….

  • Mama J
    November 14, 2011 10:05 pm

    I wish we could all see your littlest too! What a play time blast we’d have. Yes, a 4th
    would be so nice …. the more the merrier! You’d definitely hear about it when/if it happens!

    By the way, Puppy has some letters to be snail-mailed to your eldest πŸ˜‰

  • Dominique@Dominique’s Desk
    November 15, 2011 8:01 am

    The little ones really grow up very fast.. my youngest is learning to walk now at 14 mths and is a really handful.

  • Cookie’s Mom
    November 15, 2011 9:58 am

    I definitely thought you were announcing a bun in the oven! You… sneaky! This was such a sweet post. Your little Piglet sounds adorable.

  • northwestmommy
    November 15, 2011 12:31 pm

    Piglet is my kinda guy πŸ™‚ He sounds so stinking cute and fun. And for the record, list is a list, you are always welcome to join us with it. I am sure others would love to oooh and aaah over your precious boy too!

  • Kiddothings
    November 15, 2011 3:43 pm

    He’s a cutie pie! I think you have hinted before that you just might make a little sister/brother for him, so that last statement didn’t come as a surprise to me. I think he’ll appreciate another sibling πŸ˜‰

  • JAclyn Chew
    November 15, 2011 10:11 pm

    Good evening!

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    I’m from a small agency that deals with clients such as HK Disneyland, Puma, Anmum and such. And we are currently looking for Mummy bloggers to work with. IF you shall be keen, do reply to jaclyn@sirens.my


  • Mama J
    November 16, 2011 12:42 am

    How exciting for your youngest … and for you! Piglet is already so fast on his butt, I can’t imagine what will happen when he starts getting to his feet.

  • Mama J
    November 16, 2011 12:44 am

    Heehee ….. thanks!

  • Mama J
    November 16, 2011 12:47 am

    Stinking cute is the word …

    And thanks for the invitation! I’ve been feeling a little shy, not having had much thoughts around themes. I’m glad you asked, so here’s my link up!

  • Mama J
    November 16, 2011 12:50 am

    Oh dear, that’s the problem for me – they always seem to appreciate little siblings! Gotta stop somewhere ….

  • northwestmommy
    November 16, 2011 1:19 am

    Hurray. You know I am not a stickler for rules. I even let people publish shopping lists. Or baby wish lists. Hope yours comes true!

  • Ally
    November 17, 2011 7:34 am

    What a sweet list! And what a fun age. The wisdom of an experienced mother not wanting to rush the walking! (This was my favorite line: “all the sunshine of a million mornings appears on his face”)

  • missemmsmom
    November 17, 2011 6:44 pm

    Isn’t wonderful to behold the innocence, curiosity,pure love and happiness radiating for your little boy! so blessed! why stop at 3, ;-D

  • Poor Me
    December 21, 2011 4:47 pm



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