As I get ready to go back to school, I look back at my Summer/September,the lessons learnt ,the laughter shared, the antedocates created, the bittersweet taste of been reproffed and the delights.
It was a relief when I got home, less calls, less eniquires, no running for 8am classes. I totally relaxed. Well …until the Boys get back. I learnt that old habits die hard in practice as I still woke up at 4am. I also learnt that grudges should be taken with a pinch of salt.
On the boys, I learnt that only patience work with them, you need to listen extra hard and have your emotions in check. I wouldn’t forget the laughter, they made so many comments that made me laugh.
The other day I gave Tani some books to read and he started complaining, I asked what was it and he said I was punishing him, I asked how he said I gave him plenty books to read. Three fairy tales books not up to 30 pages. I laughed so hard I coughed. And it wasn’t always running away from reading, Teni in a bid to prolong his time before bedtime decided that he didn’t want to bath that he would rather do more assignments. I love the Boys.
They also said some really insightful things that made me pause and think, out of the mouth of babes… When I hurt my feet Teni soothed me telling me sorry over and over again even though it wasn’t his fault, got me a balm and asked me not to cry then he asked he I will like juice. This might seems normal and OK to you but this is an adorable three years old boy. He re-stole my heart at that moment. Tani isn’t far behind telling me he would always defend me because I was good. Aww.
Of course I am not perfect, I got correct many times and most of those times I felt bad but I learnt from it and moved on. I re-learnt that whatever was worthy doing was worthy doing well. I gain new skills in the kitchen, thanks to aunty.
Yes Lagos Comic Con was awesome, my birthday was great, I love the love showered on me, I am grateful for my gifts. There was a cosplay competition at LCC and the guy in an Assassin Creed clothing won taking home a whopping sum of #150000 that is a cool sum. I also participated in Spoof Animation Competition and was selected top 5 . I was just glad people love my idea of how a drawing should look like.
As I go back to Ogba Femi for my last semester, I know there will be challenges,there might be frustration and tears, I might get pissed off and be annoyed,i know project may cause me sleepless nights, I might lose friends and make new ones whatever it might bring I am glad and grateful that I made it so far, gone was that naive teenager going so far away from her home for the first time knowing no-one there to a young lady who could hold her own. I have been taught, I have learnt and I am still learning. I am grateful for every opportunity that comes my way and I have Big Daddy to thank for that.
One lesson that I have learned and would always keep is that :do unto others what you want done to you. You should do the same.
Now I am going to relax and enjoy the ride to school. Ogba Femi here I come!