Sunday, May 18, 2014

Makan Kaki

If you are familiar in old folks' beliefs, you would have heard that when a baby starts to makan kaki (sucks his toes), it means that he/she will have a new brother/sister. Or rather you will have a new baby.

Let me share with you my interpretation of this belief. Babies in general start sucking their toes at about the same time - say about 5 or 6 months of age. This is also the time when babies start weaning and women start getting their period. Since back in the old days, there weren't many effective birth control methods, this means that the woman may get pregnant again. (Get what i'm hinting at?) Hence, the baby will get a new brother or sister!

Does that make sense?

Anywayyyyyy, Ian started to makan kaki as soon as he turned 5 and a half months old. We were on our way home from an overnight at the in-laws and he was seated comfortably in his car seat. Suddenly, he noticed his toes and managed to maneuver his foot towards his mouth!

Look at those mischievous bright eyes.
One foot heading to his mouth.
Check out that expression. Priceless!!
"This is yummy!"
And a sniff at the end!

And just in case you're wondering - nope, i'm not pregnant again or anything. Just debunking an old folks' belief. What do you think?

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