A Moment in Parenting: Oink Oink Pink Pig

Kiddo recently got some new bath toys including a sheep, a cow, a chicken, and a pig. This happens to coincide with a renewed love of the classic Baa, Baa, Black Sheep as well as its variants (thanks to Raffi) Moo, Moo, Brown Cow and Cluck, Cluck, Red Hen.

The toy cow and chicken are white and the sheep is blue. Appropriate adjustments to the lyrics were made and bath time was going well. Then Kiddo held up the odd animal out, “Oink, oink, pink pig,” he insisted.


Oink, oink, Pink Pig. Have you any bacon?

Yes, Sir. Yes, Sir. Quit your belly achin’

Bacon for the morning, bacon for the night

Throw it in the frying pan and cook it all up right

Oink, oink, Pink Pig…

Unlike the sheep, cow, and chicken, the pig providing the bacon is not likely in any shape to reply, “Yes, Sir. Yes, Sir.” And even putting this logical flaw aside, I’m not going to win any awards for my lyrical prowess. Still, I’m rather proud of myself.


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