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June 21, 2013

MY MUM


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!!!

27 comments:

  1. Hoin! YouSayWhat??? I sha knew there was something about you. Is that where you got your "Sykik" name? You use mouth change baby girl to boy! Oya biko, declare that i will be a billionaire mbok....i dey wait o

    P.S: After screaming 'story', you still didn't hear my voice?? Leme gaan borrow Don baba J's own

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    1. En en, i forgot to add that my mom was perfect with the eye-language thing o. I wonder if the kids of now can arrange when we use eyes to speak.

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    2. ahahhahahahaaa.....shout it well well oo. Please declare me a billionaire also! abeg, toin shift make I join you siddon.
      I can imagine the kain eye your mama go take look you...ahahhaha

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    3. @Toin, lol....you are a billionaire now.....I have seen it tay-tay that's why I superglue you for my blog ...I don't think 21st century mums learnt the eye language ....dey only understand it too.

      @simply mee, the kain eye..ehn...infact the matter reach church sef...

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  2. Sykikkkkkk...you are something else o.

    And I understand the special language of the eyes, mouth, hand and slippers...fully. The kids of nowadays are enjoying 3much.

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    1. looking back now, I appreciate all the special eye, mouth, hand and slippers languuage because even when someone is telling me something I try to decipher their body language as well.

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  3. Laughing so hard.........ha! it was not fair o!...my mum nah knock for head and twist our ears! I fear that 'conk' pass anything!

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    1. choi.....these days, it will be termed "child abuse abi molestation" sef......my dad na GCON chief "conking" officer. thank God I didn't get shorter than this

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  4. LWKMD...omg! sykik! in fact, you and Toin are just something else. you have made my boring afternoon lighter with this.

    kids of nowadays no sabi that kin eye language o. my son go just comot his eye from your face and continue to do his own thing if you try warn am or give am sign with your eye. lol.

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    1. awww, so glad we made your afternoon.... so all the way in Ghana, mums too do the special eye and body languauge ...that's so cool.

      lol @ ur son not understanding the eye languauge..I am sure if it's BBM smiley, he will understand one time

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  5. Loool Sykik o, oya declare promotion at work for me sharp sharp.

    I like your blog :)

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    1. Darling, promotion is small nau, I declare triplets join promotion sef..lol

      Awww..thanks for liking my blog..*fans self and blushing at the same time*

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  6. hmmmmm......
    the look oh i had it from my mom and grandmom, made me shiver.....

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    1. Wow..so we are plenty that were brought up with the "look".

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  7. Loool. Your mum should have thrown 10 pairs of shoes at you after she had the baby boy, lol.

    In other news, what did mstizzle do to my hair?

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    1. Lol...10 pairs loun loun, but she kept using one kain eye to look me and then she almost took me for deliverance in church sef.

      Don't mind mstizzle, she was admiring natural hair ni jare instead of listening to the story

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  8. Sykik!! You won't kill somebody with laughter... Your "ok now...we will see" turned a whole baby girl to a boy. You should have gotten a knock when that baby came out as a boy lol. The look!!! My mother's looks were classic she even had that look that said "when we get home you are in trouble" I will like my children to understand body language(s), it made a lot of difference for me.

    www.spynaija.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahahahaha....those looks ehn.....I just don't know how we could easily decode them those days....shout out to our mums.

      I am sure the scan must have been wrong or God just wanted to show her that he is Supreme

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  9. Omg my mum was like that too....this was so funny!!!, children of nowadays are sooo enjoying..kai!

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    1. I guess we all are children of the "look age" .....those eyes can tell a story ehn....infact a lok is enough to keep you quiet for the whole day...

      Children of nowadays are on another level....I am sure if you look at them somehow , they will just ask "mum, what's wrong with your eyes , they are twitching"

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  10. Sykikkkk!!! It is refreshing to come back to blogville in laughing mode. I think most of our mothers were alike o. My mum too was the tiger of the house and she had one short thick rubber cane that if it touched your body, eh eh, you will speak in false tongues by force, lol.

    I am curious o, what did your mum do to you after she had the boy? Hahahahahahahahaha.

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    1. Hahahahaha....she didnt allow me touch her baby for a while oh....she go church go report me sef....na God help me if not she would have subjected me to deliverance service....lol.....I love her plenty sha...she's a super mum

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  11. Sykik sykik, how many times did i call you? Biko declare twins for me sharp sharp.

    My mum also is like that, You just have to read her body language or else you are in deep trouble!

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    1. Twins...oya...receive it....it's yours in Jesus name.

      The body language works better than mouth sef because as the true child of your parent , you are expected to know sign language.

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  12. very nice post. I'm sure you must be very close to the boy who came after you.
    kids these days wear helmets to shield them from the "mum" eye rays. If i shout too much at my kids they will say "mummy i'm right beside you, shouting is outside voice, use your inside voice. rotfl

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  13. Lmao at your kids "use your inside voice" ....inmy days, shouting was the rule of the thumb ....infact you prefer the shouting to silence sef ..because..silence can mean koboko

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  14. LOL as my husband say when we are arguing about stuff like that, we will see whose faith is stronger lol!

    lol @ “wake me if them born you well” or “am not deeply asleep, so I can still see you”. naija parents mehn!

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