The Nigerian way has always been the different way, but taking a look at our moms, you shake your head and silently whisper “they are the best”.
Don’t worry, I stand to be corrected, but I will prove my point first.
She is first a teacher,
yes, she put those brilliant ideas into you and you probably are very successful today because of those little things she told you while you were just a kid.Things like:
clean up that room
Always say thank you,
learn to use the magic word ‘please’
No going out until chores are finished.
She instilled discipline in you, like it or not. and what is life with a terrible countenance.
She is secondly a super woman..
Who else can kneel before a grinding stone and turn seeds of pepper into dust.
Or magically turn raw materials into a sumptuous dinner.
They are attentive to even the less important things in the lives of their children; you need to see them watching their kids with so much admiration.
They are a lot more adorable when they yell, and the words they spit can crack you up…
If your mom hasn’t used any of these phrases on you, then you need cross examination.
“I didn’t ask who put it there, I said PICK it up”
“God knows, I never talked to my mother that way” (we hear)
“If I catch you doing that just one more time, I will….
“I hope someday you have children just like you”
“I’ll treat you like an adult when you start acting like one”
” I am not your maid”
“What do you think, money grows on trees?
“When I was your age…”
“What part of NO don’t you understand”
“When you have your own house then you can make the rules! ”
“You can’t find it? Well, if you learn to put things where they belonged, you wouldn’t have this problem.”
“Let’s wait until your father hears this”
“You won’t be happy until you spoil that right?
Trust me, you have to honor them, they brought you to this world, they could take you back if they want (lol).
“You must suffer to be beautiful, or “iyanga no dey pain”, this will always be accompanied with a comb passing through your hair or a brush roughly dressing your hair.
“You need the Holy Ghost in your life, and you will never be a friend of Jesus if you put your hand in the pot of soup, this may come with a little pat on the head or a rub on the shoulder and even in your most messy situations
Nigerian moms are your best friends. amidst the yells, they are still the amazing mega moms.
They are black and we are proud of them.
Finally, they are mind readers
Don’t bother hiding it from them, they will find out in no time.
and when you have your own kids, you are still her little baby, and she can still spank you in an adult way if you mess up.
Oh, the things they have to do as moms! Because they love their families, and sometimes they have to resort to creative means to do the job. While believing alongside that a joyful heart is good medicine.