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childhood Nightmares raising children

NIGHTMARES – Walking your Child through the experience.

I stirred and opened my eyes as soon as the doorknob turned and there stood Mimi my first daughter sniffing loudly. “Is everything alright?” I asked. “Mummy, I had a bad dream”, she responded as she walked towards me. She sat by my bedside and sniffed some more.  I got up and wrapped my arms round her as muffled sobs shook her body. Tears flowed from her eyes and descended my arms. It’s okay dear, I told her as I…

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childhood CHILDREN gap teeth missing teeth

THE MISSING TEETH STORY

It is simply amazing the little things that crack me up and gets me laughing with reckless abandon. This morning while assisting my 5 year old brush her teeth, I couldn’t help but laugh as the tooth brush kept rubbing against her gums instead of the few teeth scattered within her mouth. There were so many gaps in between the teeth that I giggled and asked – “are we brushing your teeth or gums”? She gave me that ‘toothless smile’ with…

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childhood DISCIPLINE slap

THE 3D EFFECT SLAP.

Nigerian Mums produce the best range of slaps-slaps that make you think you were adopted and gives you the 3D effect-Deaf, Dumb and Daft. I saw the quote above on a friend’s BBM profile and it got me laughing so hard that I had tears in my eyes. Truth is that DP (display) message evoked some childhood memories. Good memories of mummy welding the ‘rod’ called a ‘hand, which often leaves me with a resounding effect on the back, butt…

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childhood LIFE RELATIONSHIP

GUEST POST – CHILD STORY 1

In the late 70s and mid-80s, it was wonderful to be a kid in Northern Nigeria. We had a pleasant childhood. You know all those adventures you read and day dreamed about? We had them all. Now, if all the adventures you read about were all Enid Blyton, flying broomsticks and brooks and meadows and snow and Harry Potter, then we are not talking of the same kind of adventure. I am talking real adventure. In the bush kind of…

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