Saturday, January 21, 2006

Glow in the dark piggie


Attention all parents and grandparents of wee ones: it is now time to update that song you sing as you play with your baby's feet. Yes, that old classic, everyone's favorite, This Little Piggie. While quite cute in it's original form, no doubt you, like multiplied millions of us, have wondered, lo, these many years, just exactly why the tiniest piggie cried "Wee! Wee! Wee! All the way home!"

Well, I am now happy to report that we, at last, have the answer! And so as not to impose many a sleepless night on future multitudes of parents and grandparents due to the frustration of wondering "Why?" with no apparent answer in sight, the answer has been helpfully incorporated directly into the song itself. You have sung the song thus in times past:
This little piggie went to market,
This little piggie stayed home,
This little piggie had roast beef,
This little piggie had none,
And this little piggie cried, "Wee! Wee! Wee!"
All the way home.
Well, now it should be sung so:
This little piggie went to market,
This little piggie stayed home,
This little piggie had roast beef,
This little piggie had none,
And this little piggie cried, "Wee! I glow green!
"
All the way home.
Hmmm, I wonder if there's a way they can make my two "Stayed home" piggies glow so I'd be less likely to stub them when I have to get up in the middle of the night?