This Little Piggy

These days I can be found jamming to nursery rhymes. The little one enjoys watching me jump and twirl while playing nursery rhymes. Those songs are addictive but thankfully there is a lot to learn from them.

Apparently, “This little piggy” has controversial interpretations but let’s stick with the happier one. The interpretation everyone grew up with, jolly piggies living their lives on a farm. I find this nursery rhyme amusing. I would like to know what you think!

It’s kind of weird but this nursery rhyme encourages me to not judge other moms.

One little piggy stayed at home, one went to market, one ate roast beef and one didn’t, one went wee wee wee all the way home.

All the piggies were basically living life, making different choices and were faced with different challenges…I see this scenario daily.

I see mommas doing whatever they think is best for their kids. Some breastfeed, some don’t. Some give their infants water, some don’t. Some go to work when the baby is 6 weeks old while some don’t. Some change their career path for the baby, some don’t. Some allow their infants to watch TV, some don’t. Some homeschool, some don’t. Some buy organic food, some don’t.

Every momma’s choice is personal and should be respected. What matters most are the choices that affect the eternal soul of our children and choices that endanger them. Next time we are tempted to judge another momma’s choice or parenting style, it’s best to first ask ourselves if what we are offering as an alternative has an eternal value and will it prevent the child from getting hurt. If not, smile and pray for that momma.

Meanwhile I am wondering why one little piggy had roast beef and the other had none 🤔