Monday, July 21, 2014

Being Me Blog Tag

I got tagged by the lovely Kash over at Kash Chronicles and I'm doing this so my last blogpost won't read March 2014 again - real life AND being an adult sucks monkeys balls! On to the tag!

Are you named after someone?
No, but now people are naming their kids after me - what's all these now?!

When was the last time you cried?
I have stopped checking; I cry at the drop of a hat. I'm sure I was crying subconsciously a minute ago sef.

Do you have any children?
Not yet, my triplets are still chilling with my heavenly father.

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
Totally. But I would tell me to rein my loyalty in a bit, it can get...choking.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Reading Fan Fiction *covers face in shame* Chinchin, Mango Icecream, Spiced Plantain Chips

Do you like handwriting?
Mine? No. Other peoples'? Yea.

What� your favourite cereal?
Kellogg's Crunchy Nut and Nasco Corn Flakes

What� the first thing you notice about people?

What� the colour of your eyes?

Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings

Favourite TV show?
Will & Grace - Karen Walker for HBIC!

Winter or summer?

Hugs or kisses?

Special talent?
Making people think butter wouldn't melt in my mouth.

Where were you born?
Ilorin, Kwara State

Eat, Read, Write, Sing off-tune, Travel, Eat...

Do you have any pets?
No; pets have a tendency to die when in close proximity to me.

Favorite movie?
300!, The Departed, The Prestige, Now You See Me

What colour is your car?
Petrol Blue

What do you want to do when you grow up?
Be a kept woman and live a leisurely life. I kid, I kid. Not.

Who do I tag? I'm so late to the party, I'm sure everyone else has done anyone who hasn't - would be fun to read your answers!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kids Say (And Do) The Darndest Things!

After helping my aunt fry copious amounts of goat meat and cook party jollof rice with charcoal, bush woman style; a head-tie and wrapper clad me heads upstairs to rest in my Aunt's living room. My 2 years & 5 months old niece, Fl approaches me:

Fl: Auntie YG, you wee baff?
Me: No sweetie, I'm resting.

Fl: *sniffs and stares at me for 5 seconds*

Fl:Auntie YG, you wee baff.
Me: Wait, what...

Fl: *attempts to pull me off HER couch and into the bathroom*


Heading to airport to travel and attend a family function. My rambunctious 3 years and 4 months niece Sk:

Sk: Aunty YG we are going to enter aeroplane to go to Lagos! Mummy can we take the train? See that train! *points to an SUV on the EXPRESSWAY*
Mama Sk: Train? Where did you see train?!

At the airport now, my battalion of a family constituting a nuisance as usual. None more than my lovely Sk:

Sk: Mummy, mummy see aeroplane! *mother hangs head in shame*

Sk: *at the check-in counter* Mummy I am hungry, you didn't give me breakfast!
Mama Sk: *hangs head in shame* When we sit down I will give you your food

Sk: *opens food warmer* Ahn ahn, I said I wanted POTATO not CHIPS!
Sk: You did not put egg, I don't want ketchup! *mother hangs head in shame*

Sk: *proceeds to start dancing to someone's ringtone*
Mama Sk: *hangs head in shame* Sk behave my friend!
Me: *starts laughing*
Sk: *turns to me* Aunty YG, you have started abi? You have started?
Me: *hangs head in shame*


My aunt heavily scolds (Read: screams at) her 6 year old daughter, Uh for refusing to turn off the TV and going to bed like she was told. This ensues next:

Uh: *sniffles* Mummy I am not happy
Mama Uh: *mutters* You don't have to be happy, just sleep
Uh: You are always shouting at me, its not good, don't you know I have feelings?
Mama Uh: *shocked*
Uh: Mummy I have feelings, everybody in the world has feelings, you have feelings, don't you know I have my own feelings?
Mama Uh: *astounded* feelings kwa?! *makes a mental note to cancel their DSTV subscription the next day*