The last couple of birthday parties we have been to, Bugz has received toy baby as return gift. Bugz who currently is majorly into the pretend play stage of life, puts the babies to sleep, feeds them, makes them sit on her toilet seat with firm instructions, ‘Baby poo’. Every new baby that comes is greeted with, ‘Me baby!’ and the rest are delegated to others in the house.
As she sat and played, she picked one baby up, handed it over to her nanny and said,
She then picked the next baby, gave it to Buzz and said,
The newest one she held tight and kept chanting,
Me baby! Me baby!
No more babies left, I pulled a long face and asked her,
Mumma baby kahaan hei?
She looked around at everyone holding their babies, looked down at her own, looked up at my sad face. Eyes worried, hand on her chest
Me mumma baby!
Yup, you are Mumma’s baby and Mumma can’t ask for anything more!