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Fruits of the Affirmation…

I teach my children affirmation and they (even Samuel with his toddler talk) say it morning and evening (some times). I know they don’t get the meaning of some of the words but we still say it. Last night, it was assignment time. Toris’ had a passage where a series of questions were asked about her class. It was basically teaching the children not to answer in monosyllables. It had who is the tallest, shortest… In your class. We came to a number that said, who is the brightest in your class? She read the question, then she asked what […]

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Childhood thoughts… Adult Mentality

I was reading when Tori came into the room about to cry. I noticed her sad and teary countenance. So I asked, what is it? One thing with her is you have to keep prodding for her to open up. After cajoling her, she finally opened up and said, Nuggie doesn’t want to play with me. ” Why? I asked. She said I should go that she doesn’t want to play.  Is that why you are crying? Let me tell you something, I said. “There are times someone will not want to play with you, leave them and find something […]

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Samuel the Explorer…

Samuel’s Corner… Samuel the explorer/engineer is at it. We have not seen the DSTV remote control in almost a week.  . . . When you ask him, he gives you an innocent look, hands spread out like he’s  saying… “if you the ask me, na who i go ask?then with his tiny voice he replies “I don’t know o.” He is even developing a mindset of his own… Mummy stop it, (when I’m playing with him and he’s not in the mood). Or he completely ignores me or pretend to be sleeping when I am asking him a question or […]

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Do it Afraid Lesson… A success.

Last night after eating, I shared the cleaning up duties amongst my girls. Nuggie clears the plate while Tori cleans. For now Samuel’s duty is his own plate. To clean, Tori has to get the broom and dust pan. Note, there is no light, and the generator is acting up, we were using a rechargeable lantern. Tori: Mummy, I am scared, it’s dark. Nuggie: Mummy let me go with her. Me: No, Tori go with my phone for extra light. Tori: Crying, she went out and ran back. “I can’t find the broom.” Me: if you check properly, you will […]

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Cough and God’s Permission…

I was drinking cold water and Tori came to meet me for some. But I said, “No you are coughing. Go drink the one not from the freezer.” She left. Nuggie was playing nearby, seemingly not listening. Few minutes later, she comes to me, coughs and cleared her throat. Then with a straight face says: “Ehen, Mummy, God said that is the last cough that will come out. So can I have the cold water? I’m still undecided on my reaction to that… PS: Can you see her shirt turned inside out? Whenever I try to correct her, she tells […]

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Out on Amazon and Okadabooks…. Sneak Preview

ME AND MY SOUND MIND VOLUME 2 OUT ON AMAZON AND OKADABOOKS E-COPY AVAILABLE NOW CLICK TO GET YOURS   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GZJ8RX1   https://okadabooks.com/book/about/me_and_my_sound_mind_volume_1/19971   #Sneakpreview   #Mister Won’t let go   “Daddy, I want a ball.” Samuel asked yet again. Samuel had been asking for a ball since he played with Joseph’s ball. Daddy had told him no, but he refused to give up and kept asking every day. Daddy had stopped saying no, and chose to ignore him whenever he asked, but Samuel was not tired of asking.   “Daddy, I want a ball,” was the first thing Samuel […]

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Something Called Essence…Remember It?

A friend sent me a message recently, in her words she said “I am craftless, help me.” I share this because it was a very ironic statement. While we were in school, she was the go to person for everything. From electronics repair, to phones, clothes e.t.c. whatever you want mended or repaired, she will figure it out; with no formal training whatsoever.   She was bursting with creativity and I wished I could do half of the things she did. She topped that up with a formal training in fashion design.   She has been busy with marriage and […]

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DIY… Doing it Yourself

My children were playing catch in the room with their teddy bear. While throwing the teddy bear it sailed right past their hands into the baby bed. It is high for them to get, the only way they could get it out was if they climbed or I helped.   Tori tried climbing but I sent her away from there. She tried sneaking there so she could climb again. I caught her and sent her away, thrice she went, and thrice I sent her back.   Finally, she abandoned the quest and looked for something else to play with. About […]

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When Your Child Never Learns

 I have an adopted daughter, she’s eight and I find myself repeating myself over and over. She easily forgets things and I was getting frustrated of sounding like a broken record. At my wit’s end yesterday, I asked her: what do you want me to do, how can I reach you? She had no clue. So I turned to God: Father, I am tired. I don’t know what to do anymore and I am not making any headway with Favour… Please help me. I repeated the same prayer this morning because I was beginning to feel like a failure. While […]

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Fathers Are Better Than Mothers… Discuss For/Against.

Earlier I had seen a topic in my daughter’s notebook about roles of family members. Father’s pay school fees and buy’s clothes E.t.c while Mummy’s role is to cook. I felt that was not a good portrait of a woman and decided to tell her teacher about it but I forgot. Weeks later, I heard my daughter telling her self. My Mummy only cooks food but Daddy does plenty things… He buys my clothes, shoes, pays our school fees and the list went on and on. I want to be like daddy so I can do plenty things. Ha! I […]

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