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Friday, November 03, 2017

Mama Tee Series -Drama And Comedy As Grandma Visits Lagos

Mama Tee's series is now a stand alone and wil feature every Friday same time...




When I gave birth to Tee, my mum was indisposed, my aunt too was in her daughter's house for omugwo so they sent my little sister who was in the higher institution to come help with house chores while a church Mama took up the responsibility of bathing me and the new baby.


After 5 days, my paternal grandma arrived from the East to take over from church Mama. 

She was 72yrs old. I was glad that my grandmother had arrived, you know, I could now shout and scream freely while receiving that hot water treatment. That reminds me, Stella, how do abroad people do that tummy blasting with hot water? Abi dem no dey do am?



Back to my story, trouble started when grandma started bathing baby, I noticed that the baby's cries were louder than when Mama church was doing the bathing, rushing to the scene I saw grandma washing the baby's face with soap and then she rinsed it with water just like when adults bath. E pain me but I controlled my anger and gently explained to her the method used by Mama church, cleaning with face towel. She complied.


After a week of grandma's take over, pus started coming out of baby's ears, grandma had been pouring water into the baby's ears. That was how I took over the bathing of my baby. Hian!


Grandma was very choosy with food. Her eba and Semo must be very strong in contrast to mine which should be very soft to prevent big tummy. Grandma did not like rice, beans, okra soup, ewedu, spaghetti, etc. Till today, she does not like Yoruba locust beans(iru, ogiri or dawa) in her soup, she hates the smell.
The first day I served her soup containing iru, she picked every tiny piece of it and put them in the tray.


 The day I blended it and added to soup, she threw up. Hehehehehe


Let me add that grandma till this day does not eat without a tray. You must serve her with a tray even if it's on a dinning table with table mats. Hahahahahahahaha


Early one morning when my baby was 2months old, grandma called me to come see something in the living room. When I rushed there, she pointed at the artificial plant at a corner and told me it was growing taller. Hahahahahahahahaha.

Growing taller how? Rubber plant that I placed inside a pot filled with plastic crystals? We laughed at grandma till tears flowed from our eyes that day.

Grandma's tales can make a good comedy movie, they are too much to narrate. May God keep all our old ones alive longer for us.

Mama Tee.



*Mama Tee I cannot answer that your question up there cos i had Cesarean sections..Maybe someone else who is in the diaspora and had the hot water treatment after childbirth can add their story in the comment section.

As for Grand ma's,I do not have any fond memories per se of both my late grandma's cos i grew up in Lagos and both did not like Lagos and we were only allowed to go visiting until all visits were stopped over a little ish.

51 comments:

  1. Nice read.... grandmums can be so sweet. Even when they are annoying, you just notice they are just being "kids" all over again. I can imagine her washing the eyes.. . Lmao....

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    1. Stella thanks for this.
      Thanks all for your support. I promise to serenade your senses with juicy gists every week.

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    2. I did CS too o, n I also use hot water to press my tummy

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    3. You people for Nigeria dey enjoy now. Come to the abroad and you will straighten up sharp sharp.
      I had CS for both kids without help, first baby MIL came and it was the greatest mistake of my life which i always regret.
      I had my baby few weeks before her daughter and she treated me really really bad but i was strong with strength from God even though it was tough and i was able to take care of my baby.
      I had CS and was the one cooking, serving, pampering MIL, i cried zo many times and went into depression. I really suffered and was so excited when her daughter put to bed and she had to leave ours.
      When my SIL put to bed and each time we went to greet them, i would feel really sad at the way MIL pampered her daughter for 3 months meanwhile i lost so much weight because of the stress this woman gave me.
      Had my second child 2016, i dint want this woman to come but she made sure she came after weeks of my delivery. I was doing fine, eating whatever i wanted, sleeping really well until mama came and trouble started. May God pay her back in a 100 folds cause shes been extremely wicked to me. Lost my mum few years ago
      God have mercy, dont wanna go much into the bitter story but i thank God for all.
      I never used hot water for my tummy and my tummy has been flat in the 2 deliveries without stretchmarks. I always rub Almond oil on my tummy plus Palmers cocoa butter massage cream which you can both get from Boots, Superdrugs, Tesco, Asda etc and it has done wonders.

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  2. When mine came to stay with us..I was to boil yam for dinner, she said the yam was too plenty that I should reduce, I refused, she tried to drag it from my hand, I ran away with it, lol. When she saw my mum she started crying that I beat her, my mum actually believed. She did so many annoying things..but grandma will always be grandma.

    She even gave me a nickname (onye nma nevu) meaning I was intoxicated by my beauty. Don't bother I'm even looking for the beauty.hahahaha.

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    1. Hahahaha how you want take beat her ? And your mom believed?Maybe she fake-believed to make her mama happy..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    2. She cried? Mine too cried when I complained. Lools

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    3. Onye mma nevuπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    4. @ onye nma nevu. ... Are u from Njikoka lga in anambra? ? Lol

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  3. That your grandma is a tush grandma. I love her already.

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  4. Grandmas and their ways. They tell you they everything.

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  5. Hahahahahahhaha
    I had a good laugh especially where grandma said plastic flower is growing.
    I'm home this afternoon let me laugh a little

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    1. You needed to see her arguing with us that day that it was indeed growing. Lols

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  6. Mama Tee welcome back. I wonder why your grandmother could not bathe new born well. most old women like that age are experts in that department. My mum bathes new born for Nigerians in the neighbourhood for free here in the UK.

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    1. I was wondering too until mum told me she probably forgot because it's been decades since she bathed a baby.

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    2. Your mum, her grandmother.

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  7. My babe is a month today, my cut is hard , strong and painful. My son developed bad heat rashes ,we were using blue( that blue for washing) my MiL suggested it ,but as d thing water day touch other areas dey spread I kuku carry babe go hospital, this is d 3rd day after hospital its all dried but d scare is Scarry. She purges everyday don't know y, anytime I breastfeed him his tummy bloats. Even with formula! He eats a lot,cries a lot. Doc just said give grip water... Na wa o! Seeing my child in discomfort stresses me out .I love this series cos I can relate.

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    1. My dear give gripe water cos that's what I was prescribed to give my baby too. Read about colic and see if the symptoms are similar to your baby's own apparently babies suffer from it alot at their early stage.

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    2. Sorry about your son dear. The scars will clear. There is this heat rash powder that I was introduced to when I was nursing my baby even up till now, I still use it for heat rashes o grown up kids. It's called Rising powder. The small one is N400. It's like one powder that Yoruba call 'moju' but this one has nice smell. As for the bloating, follow doctor's advice. Can't remember what I used back then.

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    3. Sorry dear maybe it's inu iwo (dnt kno d English meaning). My baby too disturbed till 3mnths o. Be using gripe water #motherhood

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    4. It's very normal poster, get the gripe water and give your baby, make she the baby belches after each feed and as for the stooling, it's normal for babies to poo like 6-8 times a day, nothing to worry about except the baby grunts painfully each time he's pooing. Your baby is fine, you'll soon get the hang of it. congratulations

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    5. Yes o @ mama tee,d powder is so nice d small is even 200 n big is 350 in my area..I use it for my baby...very nice smell jst lik pears baby smell...d money small but d wok is gud..not lik dat rubbish agnesia powder I bot for 1300..

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    6. Ohhhoooo am so so so greatful thank you all. What a relief

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    7. Ohhhoooo am so so so greatful thank you all. What a relief

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    8. Anonymous, your baby us got colic. Make sure baby burps after feed, pat babies back gently or just buy anticolic drugs.
      I dont know if they sell Infacol or colief in Nigeria : its very good

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    9. @anonymous 18.03 rising powder really good o. Agnesia jst dey sell name o, not good again

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  8. Beautiful
    My grandma is still beautiful o,she looks like Fulani women,people call her when they are on labour and she help to birth and bath the baby.
    I love grandmas jor

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    1. I love grandmas

      But not the nagging grandmas type.

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    2. Wow @sharon
      I heard some parts of Edo, especially the Fuga and Auchi including other Northern Edos look like fulani.

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  9. My dear I didn't do any tummy blasting ooo, over here you are on your own o,I got home with my baby and time to bath him I didn't know where to start from my husband was just lamenting wishing were in Naija. I asked him to help with the tummy blasting if u see the way he was rubbing it as of he was wiping a baby's face, we both had a good laugh and I told him to stop, I suffered ehn it was the worst time of my life. I still dey rock the tummy dey go like that jare, no time 😎😎😎😎

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    1. Lols
      Keep rocking your tummy jare
      But how do the whites do it? Their tummy usually go flat after having kids. It's not all of them that do CS, that I know and it's not all of them that do reconstruction surgery.

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    2. Nobody helps in the abroad ooo. I had CS and had to wait 5 days for someone to come help bath baby ooo.
      Una dey enjoy for Nigeria now.

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  10. I really enjoyed this story cos i can so relate. Wen my MIL came for omugwo we fight a lot .is it during my boy circumcision or giving a 1month old baby pepper or giving my baby herbs.she can nag for Africa and exaggerates a lot

    God bless her for me

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    1. Lols. One needs a lot of patience to deal with MILs. They feel the new baby is their possession since its their son's child and so they want to control everything about the child forgetting the woman who suffered to birth the child.

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    2. It's an irony that the same women guarded their sons jealously when they were given birth to but soon forget that and battle for supremacy with daughters-in-law in matters that concern their grandchildren.

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  11. Grandmas are the real MVP (Bloglord move over). I so much took care of my grandma eh! And she blessed me scatter, she died at 109.

    That tray thing is so me, I can't eat without tray too, except on occasions where it is not available, I will just manage. Even when I feed my daughter, I must put her plate and cup in a tray.

    😁😁at the plant growing. Is she still alive?
    Bless her heart.

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    1. You too can't eat without using tray? Lols
      She is still alive. Thanks

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  12. this post just remind me of my grandma. i love her so much love her more than my biological mother. very stubborn but intelligent woman. i call her odedi me meaning my grand mother. she like it so much when i call her that. she will fondly reply omo oh . meaning my baby. i remember one incident that happened in our compound when i was with her.somebody dropped fetish thing in a calabash ebo in yoruba and isobo in benin ,in front of our compound. when my grandma saw it she just laughed and enter the house.i was like grandma why are u laughing won't you do something, she said baby relax i have a plan.i said okay. in the evening time when everybody was back from their various place,my grandma just carry bell and a stick the way town crier do anytime they have a message for to pass round for villagers. kpo!!!! kpo!!! kpo!!! every body listen if you know you are the one that dropped isobo in my compound pls before daybreak come and carry your load oh else !!! else!!! hmmmmmm!!!! . she did that round the whole village .my people we woke up the morning and discovered the isobo has been carried by the owner. we laugh tire. my grandma very fearless .

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  13. Awww.....mama Tee God bless you for this
    This brought great memories of my lovely late grandma
    We were so close,she will say Abike mi owon
    She taught me how to fry garri and make palmoil

    When I tell hubby all I can do,he doubts me saying you this butty. Any long holiday,me and my siblings are with are already.she can be strict yet caring, I took after her.
    She loved me and I do love her so much
    My grandma will send garri and money to Unilorin for me
    Lemme stop,grandma I miss you so much
    How I wish you were still here
    Continue to rest in peace

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