Monday, June 8, 2009

ODE TO MY DAD

HERE GOES.......

ode to my popsie or is it poksie...like one razz girl i met during my service year.she also used to call pepsi, peksi(all with a yoruba accent).

although we are not as close as father and daughter should be, i love u all the same

I remember weekends, we will assemble and u will play sunday ade on the turntable.....i remeber it so vividly..."what do u desire wht do u have under o....sweet banana....sweet sweeet swweet banana....and u will pick the best dancer and give her a up of "samco icecream.fun!

or when u gather the neighbourhood kids and play thriller for all of us and we'd all be excited.

I remember when we were in primary school, we were a lot closer.... 4 slices of bread,and chasing us out of the house with koboko anytime past 7.30am so we won't be late for school.
I remember the stories, jokes,teasingriddles,...half a circle, a circle, half a circle, a circle, and a triangle with 2 legs equals COCOA. or was it the one i found so hilarious......there was this ruler, we all should know him, he was a dictator,he was from niger state, he became a ruler in 1985.....how tall is the ruler.....naturally we were racking our brains thinking how tall babangida would be, until he finally tells us...a ruler is 12 inches long.
oR IS IT ONE DAY WHEN U ASKED ME TO SWEEP YOUR ROOM AND IT WAS SO HOT, I WAS JUST GRUMBLING AND MUTTERING UNDER MY BREATHE...OOOH God! this stupid broom now, too short, all my back is paining me....too strong it cannot even sweep very well....pschew...! UNIL I HEARD YOUR LOUD VOICE...."CYNIC....ALWAYS GRUMBLING...only a lazy workman quarrels with his tools.

or is it when we write our boardingg house list and u take out ur glasses and pen and slash everythn into half, we soon learnt to outsmart u though, the next time we doubled everythn on our list so when u halfed it, wen got everythn we wanted.lol.

or is it your powerful amala and jollofrice even sweeter than momsie's own sef when mummy travelled in 1987 to kaduna for a course for 3weeks and left 3 of us to your care without any househelp.

or the fun we used to have when we go to yetkem and buy those humongous steaming hot meatpie tht we would eat for the whole day and still not be able to finish

or one text message u left on my phone on my 25th birthday....SayingHAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DARLING....youth is the best part of any human's life,u're at the peak of your youth, invest IT in your future"

i love you dada even though we might "differ" a lot of times

27 comments:

Funms-the rebirth said...

my dad used to slash our list too when we were younger...... and yep, we doubled everything, i wonder if he was aware.... Fathers rock!

LG said...

lollll mine n urs have so so many things in commom, ahahn :-)


yep dAD ROCKS!!

Nefertiti said...

Awww, sweet.

Phoenix said...

Haha!! I thought it was only my Dad that used to slash lists !!

We also learnt how to double everything so when he slashed it, we would get wat we wanted in the first place.

Lol Fathers!! Ur post just reminded me of mine.
thanks.

rethots said...

An ode is a deep expression of worth.

Brokeass said...

aww...now I miss my daddy...:(

chayoma said...

my dad, till date can't give an accurate amount of $$$$ it is either over or under, so gats to umph it up to be sure u r covered!
But he always delivers....
Love u dadi :)

BBB said...

oH dads are the best...
they always deliver...
we thank God for good fathers cos some dont have dad worth talkin about
LOVE u DAD.

BSNC said...

lol your dad sounds funny. That was nice..

Tigeress said...

v.nice! :)

RocNaija said...

Lol @ rethots..

Here's to hoping you say these words to him and not just restrict it to your private world..

In other news.. This your 'eye candy of the month' has lasted months.. You should either change it or rename it 'Eye candy for first half of the year'!!!

Original Mgbeke said...

Awwwww, this was sooo nice. Your dad sounds like fun. LOL @ thriller and slashing lists in half.

Good Naija Girl said...

This is a beautiful ode. Your dad sounds like a wonderful man and even though you guys differ, I'm sure he praises you and your siblings to his friends and family all the time.

miz-cynic said...

@FUNMS:-didnt know all dads cut lists o.lol.
@lg:-yep , no wonder we also hv lots in common*wink*
@neffie:-yep!
@phoenix:-i just realised i rily rily love my dad. yesterday i noticed he was walking sluggishly & i tot awww...dada is getting old
@rethots:-yea! we know!lol
@brokeass:-eeh yah!
@chayoma:-my dad own is never over o. u wish!but he delivers on educational stuvs sha
@bbb:-yes o, i hopewe hvnt upset those whom their fathers are.......
@bsnc:-yes very funny indeed!
@tigeress:-tnks

miz-cynic said...

@roc:-u!i dey biff u o.abt rethots,.......ur bad!
then im working on relationship with my father, trying to be nicer, communicating more etc....i'll get thr.
abt my eye candy....would u rather i pasted ur photo thr?!!without ur shirt or ......box.. sef on?lol.

RocNaija said...
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miz-cynic said...

why u delete the comment now.naughty boy.

Severus Snape said...

My dad was a terrorist, believe me.
But now that am an undergraduate, he treats me like a younger brother.

Omo Oba said...

aw.

Shubby Doo said...

what is it with fathers and slashing lists...lol


this is a lovely post

StandTall-The Activist said...

wonderful ode. I love this. I had to outsmart my brother that paid my tuition fees in the university when he wld not stop slashing my list. Way to go- lol

miz-cynic said...

severus snape:-terrorist ke! haba! tht was harsh, he was oly trying to guide u to the right path
@omo oba:-im sure he'll feel same.
@shubb doo:-cos the want to teach us tht money does not grow on trees.
@standtall:-eni eleni......he even tried sef, if na me after school fees , nothn nothn.lol.

NaijaBabe said...

eeeya, how nice

SouLBoutiQue said...

AWH! You are making me love my father all the more! Fathers are so vital to children, I am glad my father is and was around, even if we differ!
Ag

Emilia said...

so sweet I think of ma dad when I read this.... nice story

miz-cynic said...

naijababe:-my dad will b shocked to marrow to c this im sure
@soulboutique:-funny we tend to fear our father more than our mothers
@emilia:-yea tht was my intent.lol.

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