New Year morning breakfast things in the kitchen….
Son: Mum the 2 pieces of yam in the cooler is it for decoration?
Mum: Do you guys seriously don’t want mummy to eat?! It’s not for decoration darling.
Mum: (In her mind grumbling & smiling ) Haaa…these children
This morning, the 1st Day of January 2016, I lazily got out of bed around 10am to prepare breakfast knowing that I’ll soon be getting messages of “I am hungry, mummy what are we going to eat?” Fried yam with fish stew sounded like a great idea and easy to make…meaning that it will be ready in no time. My daughter said she would prefer boiled yam instead of frying it. But as soon as it was served and I rushed to the bathroom to take a shower before settling down to eat breakfast she and her brother came banging on our bedroom door!
Mum: (In the bathroom shouts) What is it?!
Children: Can we have more yam?
Mum: (Sighs) I knew that would happen, ok go and help yourself
They did and left only two slices in the cooler. Then my daughter comes knocking at my door again while I was now dressing up.
Daughter: Mum are you still going to eat yam?
Mum: But I haven’t even eaten any yam yet.
Daughter: We didn’t know we thought that you had served yours (feeling guilty)
And that was when she confessed that there were only two pieces left, so I said no problem to ease her worries but I was wondering whether I wouldn’t go without breakfast at this rate. The little left of the big tuber of yam earlier cut and fried was my only hope. While I was cutting the few pieces I could get from it my son showed up asking me whether the two pieces they had managed to save was meant for decoration. I guess they seriously enjoyed the yam and fish stew…so delightful for me as a mother!
Mentally I was reminded of the many times in the out gone year 2015 that I had to sacrifice and eat something else when whatever meal I had prepared was not going to go round. I am thinking, why do mums have to go hungry at times in order to feed their families well? Perhaps my New Year goal should be succeeding at making sure the food goes round; getting everyone adequately fed including Mummy!!!…Ha..haa..haa
We are so grateful to God to be alive and well.
Happy New Year to you from my family…. Celebrate with me also as i just made my 100th Post on femininematerz.