Round and Round and Round. If you Give a Baby a Bottle…
I already know that books are one of my Mama’s favorite things in the world. She loves to read her own books, even when I try to grab them so that she can pay attention to just me instead. She loves reading to me most though, and she reads me books pretty much every day. Sometimes the books have pictures and sometimes they are big people books and they just have words.
One of my favorite books so far is If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff. In the book the pig starts out with a pancake, but then she wants syrup, then a bath, then a ducky, and on and on and on. That piggie always wants a new thing as soon as she gets the thing that she has, and she never seems to be completely satisfied with the thing that she has right then.
I love that book because that little pig is just like me. I want one thing and then another and another and another, and before I know it, I want the first thing that I had at the beginning of the day… and then it starts all over again. The little girl that is giving things to the piggie seems really tired at the end of it all, and she does do an awful lot for her little friend the pig. The piggie makes a giant mess and the little girl has to pick it back up just like Mama does with all of my toys. Maybe that’s why Mama looks so tired sometimes. Silly Mama, she shouldn’t be tired… after all, I’m busier than she is.
If you give a baby a bottle,
she’ll want some sweet potatoes to go with it.
You’ll give her some of Daddy’s
best homemade sweet potatoes.
She’ll probably get really messy,
so she’ll want to take a bath.
She’ll ask you for her little whale tub to be comfy.
When you put her in her whale tub,
She’ll probably ask you for a toy.
You’ll have to find her favorite bunny washcloth.
The bunny will remind her of her favorite stuffed lovie Ophelia.
She will want to snuggle with it and take a nap.
She’ll want for you to snuggle and nap too.
She’ll get under her blanket
and curl her arms around you.
She’ll stay completely still
until you get back up.
Then she’ll wake right up and want to play.
She’ll go all over the house,
grabbing everything that she sees.
She’ll find your T.V. remote. She’ll want
to push all of the buttons to make the
When she is done reprogramming the remote, she’ll want to go in her pink walker box.
You’ll get a lot of toys,
and she will go around and grab them all
and throw them on the floor.
Then she’ll want you to pick them up
and get her new toys, too.
You’ll get more toys out,
and she’ll put those all around the house.
When she’s done redecorating the house,
she’ll want for you to take her walker box outside in the sun.
then she’ll want to run down the driveway
to the tree.
You’ll have to get her and bring her back,
and then she’ll run the same way that she came from.
While she is running, she’ll see the recycling bin.
She’ll want to try to grab all of the boxes
with pictures of food.
When she sees the pictures of food,
it will remind her of her Daddy’s
homemade sweet potatoes.
She’ll want for you to scoop her up
and take her inside to heat some up.
And chances are,
If she wants sweet potatoes,
she’ll want a bottle to go with it.