Dec 5, 2019 - MY CHILDHOOD STORIES    No Comments

The Innocent Mind of a Child

It was my teenage years

I was with my little, five-year-old, cousin

she decided we play hide and seek

With my eyes shut, she ran off to hide

Then I started the search

I got to where I thought she could be then called her name, “Chineye”

As I kept moving I kept calling her name

Then my little cousin responded, “Chineye is not here”

The innocent mind of a child.

Nov 10, 2019 - MY CHILDHOOD STORIES    No Comments

The Shortcut Downstairs

I must have been about three years old

Some of us kids were playing ball on a long narrow corridor upstairs

The ball seemed to find its way downstairs

I was always told to go get it, being the youngest

It meant walking to the front, down the stairs and then to the back where the ball dropped

After many trips to pick the ball, I thought of the shortest path downstairs

I decided to take that path. Anyway all I can remember after that was being in my mother’s arms as visitors came to greet her… and me too.

Nov 10, 2019 - MY CHILDHOOD STORIES    No Comments

My First Day In School

Now I know it was my first day in school

Nursery school, to be precise

Sisi Obasa day nursery school, Lagos, Nigeria

I was dropped in school just as many children were

For me, it seemed like we were locked up with this woman in a room

I didn’t know her so I was not comfortable

One of us children started crying

Then another joined and another

Then every child joined the crying choir

The Teacher tried getting the singing to stop

She promised to open the door if we did

Some of us started encouraging other to stop crying, so she can let us out

We succeeded and waited for the door to open, it didn’t open so we started crying again.