My son Charles could not stop talking about the cultural day that was not due until another two weeks. He went on and on about reminding me of all that was required of him – he was expected to come to school dressed in full Yoruba regalia: agbada, cap, irukere, beads and all. He was… [Read More]
"Kidspiration" focuses on the lessons that my kids have taught me. Here's a testament to the fact that if we are willing, we can learn from anyone.
Until quite recently, we subscribed to a bouquet on our cable television that allowed us to be able to watch more than one channel at the same time with the possibility of recording a third. Some realities set in and we had to make a number of adjustments across almost every item on our budget…. [Read More]
It was time to undo the braids on Claire, my daughter’s hair as they had become untidy having carried them for three weeks already. As I began loosening them, I would stand up every once in a while to attend to my cooking. One of my sons seemed to notice that Mummy was trying to… [Read More]
It was house cleaning time and everyone was involved in one capacity or another. Whilst it is great to have kids join in cleaning; many times the bulk of what they offer is their presence and not really any concrete support. That being said, embracing their proposal to help is still necessary for their upbringing…. [Read More]
All was set for the end of year party at my daughter’s school. The school owner asked if some of the parents would sing at the event. She had a particular Christmas song in mind. At first a couple of other parents and myself agreed to sing that song together but as the day drew… [Read More]
It’s a wonderful time of the year; it has always been. Many years have come and gone and I am sometimes tempted to think that the high-spiritedness, cheer and energy that once accompanied the season has consistently declined over the years. Thankfully, in my children’s view, that is not the case – they still look… [Read More]