I used to be a very stubborn child! So stubborn I was trashed like crazy and I'd be like this woman cannot be my mum, am sure I was adopted.I was really hoping one day my real mum would come for me *Sigh*
Well, inspite of my head strong attitude, my mum used to ring somethings into my ears and trust me, I still remember. Some I've not really bothered if they are true or not but I believed anyway.
1. Women don't eat gizzard in igbo land: those days I used to wish I were a guy! In my mind I'd be like Sheybi na egun land we dey? Truly the first time I ate gizzard I was 18 and I bought it with my money. Well, now mum gives me sha.
2. Don't cover the pot while cooking draw soup else the soup won't draw. Well I've not done otherwise too.
3. Don't dish egusi soup except it is on the fire, else it will go sour.
4. If you wash bitter leaf and pour the water away, if you cross it, your veejay will be sore. The fear of crossing bitter leaf water was the beginning of wisdom for Seyon.
I believed her because she always say to me "I'm your mother, can I deceive you?"
Oya what were the things your mum or dad told you as a kid?