Friday, February 16, 2007

Drama in paradise.

So I’m not sure if I had mentioned that my mum is in the country. In fact she is in ATL visiting her elder sister. Now she has other sisters and brothers living around Georgia, but her younger sister has fallen out with her elder sister and brother. They have not spoken in years. The youngest one is very strong willed and can say a few strong words to you that could kill if you are not careful. Her elder sister has never been much of one to be involved in a fight – and doesn’t have the strength to argue with anyone.

Anyways the younger one had accused the elder one of doing many ghastly things to her – ok – and the brother had taken offence over her attitude towards them and her insults + insinuations. So now my mum is heavily involved – because she came to visit – and my mum is one of those that are ever ready to fight. Punches or whatever, she is able and ready - The strongest and fittest mum that I have ever known. She could still chase you around the house even now – and her slippers are still able to fly solo non-stop for longer than a few minutes.

Reports have been sent home to gran ma that I am a terrible daughter. Apparently I had said a few things about my mum’s growing up and they were not pleasant to say the least. My people Life of a stranger is in deep trouble. I have been accused of concocting stories and words have been sent home to gran ma about my behaviour. I have had to wake gran ma in the middle of the night to say I’m sorry for whatever it is I have done – I dare not call my aunt a lair – they might turn against me - biko mma eweliwe. My mum’s elder sister believes there is no smoke without fire – so I must have said something. My mama say na lie – they berra stay off her daughter before she deals with them….come and see drama. And the youngest is saying keep me out of it – I told you don’t get me involved.

Aunty what is it I was supposed to have said to you. Biko tell me. There was me having a seriously well deserved nap before making my way to my papers, before my mum called crying that her mama said that I had upset her. Kai. Luckily after speaking to gran ma – she told me not to worry – that she only wants to hear good news that all she asks is that the sisters live in peace. We spoke about other things then I said my good night. Mum returns to England over the weekend – she said she is really looking forward to going home. She don tire…

I’m glad my mum came – however I have found myself in the middle of warring sisters. Now I know how bijou felt back in the day. This is not a good place to be. I miss my fav aunties. All this sisters – why must they spoil things for us?/ or should I say me.

18 comments:

temmy tayo said...

Moi is first!

Well hun, i feel you. I was in your shoes during my sister's wedding. Chineke me e, the 3 of them were nearly throwing punches.

By the time they settled, i became the devil.

LondonBuki said...

Hey LOASCM.

I don't understand why women like drama! I hope they sort things out, and hope noone else tries to get you in trouble!

Have a good weekend.

azuka said...

The storm will pass. I think conflicts make people closer [if they do make up]...

diamond said...

so u were in atl ehn? if i catch u

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

@ Diamond the D - I didnt make it to ATL to see my mum - I already saw her in jan and will be seeing her in less than 2 montsh time - so I didnt want to get in the way of her hanging out with her sisters. Imagine story still happened.

ofcourse I would have made sure u were very well informed if I went to visit.

Naijadude said...

Pele...U go survive! warring sisters and pulled you in? Wow! I feel you but not to worry too much jare

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

When siblings, especially sisters (the big elephants) are doing battle, LOASCM suffers. Tell me about it, i know that family drama too well. Thing is u can't say they're lying u know, it'll spin things around to 'em saying u're rude, u're too proud, 'cos u think u have ABC. Good u didn't go to the ATL o, if not u'd have come back with a serious headache. Thank God everything's settled somewhat now, before these aunties pour sand in ur garri.

Anyways, we missed u at TERC yesterday and i'll be sure to wake u up next time. I'll try to email u what we talked about.

Have a blessed weekend.

Eagle's Nest!!! said...

Women, ehn? Say a 2-min prayer, ask for peace to reign in the family.

NaijaBloke said...

Girl fight is da best o y'all...I remember back in the days when my twin sistas used to fight themselves or when they tag team on some unfortunate chics around the area ..OMO na ring side seat I dey always get o ..Floor tickets and y'all I had season tickets mehn...

Pele I feel you.. women and their wahala..

Who were u refering to in ur last post o .. explain o

Daddy's Girl said...

Girl, I can so relate to this - aunties and all their drama. Why can't they just leave you out of their mess? Don't worry dear, it'll all blow over - just keep sticking to your story.

Miguel said...

family squabbles... as sad as this might sound, I tend to stay away from extended family members because of the unnecessary drama they bring...it's funny cos it's gotten to a point now that folks know of me but dont know me in the family...Pray peace into the family. God created families for a reason ask that His reason be fulfilled in your family.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

dang! no be small family drama oh... jesu!

Vera Ezimora said...

Girl, ndo o!

I feel your pain nne. I've got two aunts living with their mom (my grandma)... actually, it's grandma and one aunt living with the other aunt. And my mom is older than the two aunts. Na so so fight them dey fight (not physically, thank God). But me sef, I'm tired of calling aunty C to say, "sorry 4 what mom said". Then I'll call grandma, "Oya, stop crying, they didn't mean it.".

...in short, the thing tire me, Nne. jisike

p.s. I just found out u're ibo

Jaycee said...

Everything will work out at the end...don't worry urself. All these things usually pop in and out from time to time btw siblings and extended families. Lolll..unless life was a fairy tale. You'll get ur favorite aunties back soon. :)

Anthony Arojojoye said...

Please update in the name of the Lord.

confusednaijagirl said...

Women and drama. i hope they resolve their issues soon so you guys can rest.

Ubong Da said...

I thought sibling rivalry usually ends when they get married and leave the nest. This one na whao! Pele.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

thanks all that commented - will be back to answer all your comments.