[T]here is another member of our household that I haven't introduced you to before. This family member may be small, a bit grubby and resembling a pig, but she is beloved. She's been living with the family for the last 7 years, quiet and unassuming, often sat on by mistake, sometimes slightly slobbered on by the occasional dog. The peace is invariably shattered if she isn't on hand at bedtime or if she dares to try and leave the house without my knowledge though.
I didn't always feel as warmly towards her as I do now however. When she first arrived, all the way from America, she was an unwanted house guest. I thought she was ugly and used to hide her away. But Lilia saw through the hideousness and was drawn to her lurid pink glow even as a tiny baby and used to drag her newborn body down the cot, just to be close to her. Nothing I did could keep them apart and eventually I gave up trying to persuade her to change her mind and they have been inseparable (unless forced by me) ever since. These days the bright pink has made way for pinky grey, she is battered, has lost an arm to an over enthusiastic puppy and has some dubious stains, but she feels like a part of the family and it seems impossible to imagine life without her in it. She is a quiet staple of our family life, and I hope she will always have a presence of sorts, if only to indulge my nostalga for the little baldy baby Lilia used to be. There is no sign, as of yet, that this friendship will go its separate ways, although Lilia does grow a little more conscious of what her friends think as each year passes. I do hope this is one friendship that stands the brutal test of female social acceptance.
Because she is such a part of our family life, Lilia wanted to tell you about her for this week's Define 'Normal' blog hop, and so I will pass this post over to her…
My Life With Piggy
I have had piggy all my life and I still have her. I like the smell of her so mutch [sic] I carry her evreywer [sic] in the house. and it came from America. Me and piggy are 7. I have loved her all my life. and I don’t now [sic] if I will still love her when I am 36.
Have you guessed who piggy is yet?
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When are you getting the cow and sheep? 🙂
Awww,…. I agree, early Piggy was a bit bright… Thanks for sharing, Lilia.
I LOVE Piggy. Zoe has a pink bunny and Wyatt has a blue bear just like this. Of course, they are not as special as piggy yet, but they might be one day.
We have “Bear”. Bear is a panda that Quinn received as a present one Christmas from his great aunty. He was small enough at the time that Bear has always lived in his consciousness. When I talk to people, I mention that I have four kids; when they look at me all puzzled I tell them about Bear. He’s pretty battered and has had surgery plenty of times, but he’s still here, still special. Bear doesn’t know it yet, but one day he’ll be retired from the floor/couch/bed and put on a shelf. He’ll be in great company tho’, as he’ll have plenty of time to talk to Panda, who’s 40. 🙂
@JenLogan That made me smile, a lot! I wonder if Zoe and Wyatt will decide to pick something hideous to adore instead though?
Love this!! We have Mr Banana in our house (think we are on Mr Banana version 10 so far lol)
@HelenWhite Mr Banana? What on earth is that… other than a toy banana?! you have to share a photo 🙂
That Piggy blanket looks so pristine and pretty….wait till it’s 19 years old like my dd’s pink teddy that she STILL has…
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