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The influence of Peppa Pig!

(14 Posts)
GranG Sat 24-Sep-11 12:37:03

Our nearly three year old grand-daughter has renamed us recently Grannie and Grandad Pig. Fellow officienados of Peppa Pig will recognise this as a great compliment, although we are both hoping it is not a reflection of our shape and praying that it is only part of a phase. As her much slimmer parents have been similarly rechristened we live in hope. As I leave you to ponder this thought - I am off to bake a chocolate cake!!

absentgrana Sat 24-Sep-11 12:52:23

GranG You are, indeed, honoured. I approve of Peppa Pig and find it quite amusing, as long as I don't have to watch the same DVD every morning, although if that were the price I had to pay for my little granddaughter to be able to visit me from New Zealand, I would. I like the way it presents family life – not always smooth but with solutions to problems, providing there's a bit of give and take. On the other hand, I want to slap Dora the Explorer. grin

Annobel Sat 24-Sep-11 12:57:22

We took two GSs to see Peppa and George Pig at Blenheim. Of course they were adults dressed up in pig costumes, wandering round a ring and greeting children, many of whom were scared and quite tearful because the characters were so much bigger than they expected. Peppa Pig and Mummy Pig are great female role models. Poor old Daddy always seems to be the incompetent one!

GrannyTunnocks Sat 24-Sep-11 23:03:10

My 3 year old grandddaughter's favourite animals are pigs. I think she is influenced by Peppa Pig. I have never watched it so perhaps I should.

harrigran Sun 25-Sep-11 01:41:48

GranG it is indeed a great compliment as Peppa's grandparents are lovely.

PoppaRob Sun 25-Sep-11 05:53:02

My GD enjoys Peppa Pig and also Olivia, so pigs are big in my house! My favourite is Chugginton. They sometimes ignore advice from those wiser and more experienced, but then they help each other logically work through the problem and at the end they're big enough to admit their shortcomings... good lessons for 2 year old GD and 54 year old Poppa.

The one I want to smack down is Angelina bloody Ballerina. Selfish pretentious bloody murid princess!

elderflower1 Sun 25-Sep-11 13:59:33

Definately honoured. My gds favourite programme is Peppa Pig. Amusing and educational particularly along the lines of emotional intelligence. Her favourite episode is best friends.

Absent next time I sit down to watch (b-----) peppa pig again (we do have to have a daily fix) I will think of you and be grateful that I can. Hope its not to long before you see your gc.

dontcallmegramps Wed 19-Oct-11 09:01:11

The "hysterical expert parents" of my granddaughter ( the sort that have a book or an opinion that has been researched on everything) are trying to "gently" introduce GD (4 yrs old) the idea that food comes from animals...
Perhaps you see where this is going...
They have explained that chicken is a dead bird and "it went OK" and that fish cakes and fingers are, well, made from slimy slippery things that swim in the sea and that was "easy"...

BUT oh the agonising about the fact that pork is from erm... a dead pig!

I have instituted a policy of only serving pork when they are at our house, last Saturday I said to GD "do you like the pork? It's not too PEPPERY for you"

These small things make the day worthwhile...

Annobel Wed 19-Oct-11 10:25:33

dontcallmegramps grin

janthea Wed 19-Oct-11 11:44:49

My grandaughter (age 2yrs) loves Peppa Pig. She walks around the house making snorting noises if you mention Peppa! smile

GoldenGran Wed 19-Oct-11 12:42:38

That has really made me chuckle out loud dontcallmegrampsthanks

elderflower1 Wed 19-Oct-11 20:12:50

dontcallmegramps smile

2.5 year old gd does not seem to mind that animals are eaten for food but perhaps she does not fully inderstand yet. She is delighted to cluck when I serve chicken, grunt when I serve pig, quack for duck etc etc. It is the adults that seem to lose their appeties.

carboncareful Thu 20-Oct-11 11:03:54

My 3 year old grandson refused to have a plaster on a cut because it was not a Pepper Pig plaster. I now have PP plasters ready in my medicine cabinet.

But, do any of you watch Rastamouse? We thought it was so clever and so funny when we saw it at my daughter's house. When is it on?

Ariadne Thu 20-Oct-11 11:08:25

Dontcallmegramps grin