While we were growing up, we had plenty of unnecessary discussions about our parents. Some includes how they act like they just want to give us headache for no reasons at some point or the other. Most of these attributes shows that they are Nigerians, because only Nigerian parent would do those things they do and often with time,so doing somethings other times will make us feel like “is my mum actually Nigerian? only Nigerian parent can not be corrected when they do things like that.
I will be discussing five signs that if you parent are possessing, then they ain’t Nigerian honey! Check if they are Indians.

1. You can watch cartoon freely while she is cooking.

Nigeria parent can do things on their own when they are mad at their kids but doing it alone when everything is fun, going smoothly and okay is not an attribute most of them possess. I remember a friend telling me how her mum once used stirring stick to hit her senior sister’s head due to the family fact that their mum was busy in the kitchen, preparing what they would take for dinner and their eldest sister sat with the little siblings and they were all watching cartoon. If you have never received that kind of scolding or any form of scolding due to this, then your mum is probably from India… Lol.

2. She can’t send you on unnecessary errands.

African parents are the only sets of parent who will be in the kitchen, with whatever they need to use and yet they prefer to call their child who is about a thousand of kilometers away from what they need, they prefer to call that kids of theirs to pick that up for them. I don’t know how they feel when they do this, but trust me I get disgusted when it happens to me… But who am I to tell my parent, stopping calling me for this kind of errand, except I’m prepared for a slap that will turn my brain upside down. Our African parent are the best when it comes to this.

3. She is okay when you sleep too much.

whether you are busy or less busy, African parents are not just satisfied seeing their kids sleep anyhow. They start with questions like “Don’t you have something important to attend to? “. Interestingly, If they are like my parents, they will ask you questions like when will you wake up and get something to eat; once you walk up to get something to eat, I see no reason why you will be going back to sleep again. They use wisdom to tackle us most times… And dammit!! It does work for them.

4. When she can excuse you to do silly things.

Most Africans parent do not accept bullshit attitude from their kids, trust me. Situations like you saying “Mum can you keep quiet?, can you pass me a glass of water ? Can you do the dish while I finish watching my cartoon series? If your mum is cool with all this questions and has a positive answers for them, then she is no African!
She might be from India… Lol

5.When your mum does your laundry at teenage age.

African mother do not di work like this for their kids at teenage age, most of us will love to share our experience of what our African parents stopped doing for us the moment we clocked the teenage age, as for me I would love to say ” My mum doesn’t do my laundry anymore, she will tell me how a lady needs to be hard working? And I’m like “you are telling me this at the age of twelve but I got used to it anyways.
One my parent does that often make me feel they ain’t African is when they say sorry after scolding me for something, but I realised it made it easy for me to always say sorry when I’m wrong too.

Share with us, what your parent do that makes you believe they ain’t African parents.

Written by:
Temi Badmus.

Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus is a Food scientist and an Art enthusiast. Her desire is to give a listening ear to people and to give an opportunity for everyone to be heard. Has any one told you that you are special? Yes, you are. You were beautifully designed, you are relevant to this generation and very special to me. Connect with me on LinkedIn


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