Around 6 am, disturbingly audible lamentations of her subconscious could be heard outside the bedroom…
“Daddy! Mum is snoring again.”, Boi whispered. They were both standing outside the bedroom trying hard not to laugh.
“Mum is tired. She made us thirty chapos last night, you know. And your sister, Keni, was up till late watching Rastamouse with mum. Ndio maana amelala hivo leo”, Baba Boi said.
“Tihihi…To make the ‘lickkle’ ones laugh as well as learn! Rasta mouse! I really like that show,” Boi said in Rastamouse’s voice.
“It’s a good show! Btw, Kesho ni Saturday! Si we can watch it together tomorrow at 7 pm on Akili Kids!?” Baba Boi asked.
“Yeep! Itatubamba!” Boi cheerfully agreed.
“Haiya bas. Sasa, juu mum amelemewa na usingizi, si leo tusaidie mum na kazi za home ndio apumzike?”, Baba Boi suggested.
“Absolutely, Dad! Mimi nitaosha vyombo!”Boi responded joyfully.
“Mimi nitaosha nyumba, mum huweka wapi mop?” Baba Boi asked enthusiastically.
“Kwa store! Alafu dad, akina mum wakiamka watakula nini for breakfast?” Boi asked.
“Eeee…I will boil sweet potatoes, make tea with lemongrass and honey, fry some sausages and probably squeeze fresh mango and passion juice for everyone!”, Baba Boi replied as he wiped the TV.
“Weh! Dad, mum atafurahi akiamka!”, Boi commented.
“Tena sana! Haiya tuharakishe ndio mum na akina Sydo wakiamka, watapata kila kitu iko set!”, Baba Boi remarked.
(3 hours later, the sweet aroma of lemongrass filled the house followed by little steps and yawns)
“Mmeamka!”, Baba Boi gleefully said.
“Mum, leo ni siku yako ya kupumzika. Karibuni breakfast!”, Boi remarked heartily.
“Ata hapa online, naona watu wanasema leo ni International Lazy Mom Day! So, mambo ni kukula na kurelax, sawa Mama Boi?”, Baba Boi insisted.
“Ata sitatoka nje!” Mama Boi replied as they all sat down to enjoy breakfast.
To all mums, we acknowledge all the work that you do daily to keep households running at 100%. Asante sana and we wish you a restful day!!!