Omugwo is overrated?LMAO!
Good day stella, I've been enjoying the omugwo chronicles. Kudos.
I had my 1st child when I was 23yrs old. My mum was very ill around that period and couldn't make it. I had sisters in the town I live but though one of my sisters stayed with me from when I was in labour till about 3days after discharge, I was basically on my own.
Another sister of mine who said she'll be coming to bathe my baby in the mornings ended up coming around 12noon so I just started giving my baby her bath early by myself. My husband was very helpful too but I no de sabi stay one place. If I never do my thing myself the way I want am ehn, e no de good for my eyes.
My shaky shaky con land me with high bp by the time I went for post natal check up. My mother in-law lives far off in another state and had to arrange for leave from work before she could come. So because of the high bp she asked her younger sister who lives in the next town to come. This my aunt in-law works like "jackee". She'll cook, sweep, stay with baby throughout the night, only brings her to suckle.
She washes all our clothes including my husband's with hands (she says our washing machine doesn't wash underarms of clothes lol). She was the one basically doing everything even when my mil came. I rested so well.
Fast forward to my 2nd child my mum was OK then and came for omugwo 3days after I put to bed.
On getting to my home, she said she came to rest. Ahn ahn! Rest ke, for where person born? I say if na so make she go her house make I call my aunt in-law that came before. I told her I don't want stress. I had already cooked b4 she came because I told my aunt in law not to come since my mum is coming. See suffer. D day after she came my husband had to travel.
She didn't cook anything. I drank tea and ate bread in the morning waiting for her to at least make p/soup, for where? She relax for couch hold remote control for hand de surf TV stations. I drank tea and ate bread that after noon too and then my sister came to see her and brought food for us.
That's what we ate that evening. The next morning I had to ask her 'you no go Cook pepper soup abi na fasting omugwo you come? Because I bought everything in bulk before I put to bed. She reluctantly cooked the pepper soup and I drank. I had to cook ogbono soup later that day as my husband would be coming back. He came back earlier than expected and saw me sweating in the kitchen while mumsy was watching African magic in the parlour.
He was so angry ehn. He took over the cooking and I went to rest. The next morning my mom said she had to rush back home because she had to attend some form of screening at work and she'll be back. I guess she felt guilty.
For my 3rd baby, I didn't just invite anybody. My husband and I did it all by ourselves and frankly I prefer it. Omugwo visit in my opinion is over rated ooo.
But my sincere appreciation goes to my husband's aunt she was a blessing and I pray God Almighty will reward her accordingly.
*That remote control part really got me laughing but then it is possible that your mum really needed rest nau...LMAO