Story, story……..@ toinlicious, I can’t hear your voice oh….oya storrry, storryyyyyy……...that’s better, I can hear all of you now.
Once upon a time…..mstizzle leave @ilola's hair alone nau…you think its easy to have long natural hair like that…oya, everybody “once upon a time” …
Growing up, my mother was the strict one in the family. She was our “Hitler”. She speaks with her eyes, hands and “slippers”. My Mum will win any throwing competition because she can throw her slippers at you at a speed beyond belief….it sure was faster than lightning. Her eyes, kai…speaks Yoruba and English language together. I grew up understanding my mum’s body disposition, every gesture or posture, look, smile and what not meant something. Even when she’s sleeping, her sleeping position is saying something…e.g “wake me if them born you well” or “am not deeply asleep, so I can still see you”..et.c shey you get the story.
I remember this one time; my Mum and Dad announced that the family would soon be blessed with a baby.
Daddy: God will be giving your mum and I another little girl
Sykik: but I am the only girl nau
Mummy: Sykik, don’t you want a little sister, abeg, I want you to leave my husband alone for me
Sykik (pouting): no, I don’t want another girl that will come and be fighting for my daddy with me
Mummy: Sykik, mummy wants another girl, shey you know you have turned to boy finish, playing with your brothers
Sykik: no oh, I want to be the only girl
Mummy: Mummy is having another girl
Sykik: no, you will have a boy, I don’t want competition
At this point, my dad and brothers just sat back and watched mum and I go back and forth with our exchange…my mum is obviously getting angry, looking at Sykik with the “if-I-catch –you” eye
Mummy: omo yi, ma ranju mo mi…. (this child, stop staring at me) I am going to have a girl child
Sykik: ok nau…we will see
Biko, my fellow bloggers after the nine months course, who can tell me what Mummy born………..…...yes…she had a beautiful bouncing baby BOY…..hehehehehehe….that’s how I stamped my “only girl” status on the family. GBAM!!!