Monday, November 16, 2009

Nanny Diaries + It's November!

Is it just me or did this year just 'fly' so quickly?, it's scary man, all the things I wanted to have done by the end of the year, let's just say I'm still working School run is sooooo not fun, my God I have a new found appreciation for my parents, and for all of you that were screaming "St. Saviours, St. Saviours!" how far with all the homework? I feel like I'm a student there as well. Oh well oh well.

So I never told you about all my nanny drama. Miss B is gone, I'm not even sure what happened, all I know is she came back late from her weekend off I scolded her and she stormed into my home office with her resignation letter, whaat? I didn't even bother asking her why she was leaving...

Two (very long) months later I hired Miss M, Miss M, was introduced to me by the lady who does our pedicures, who of course vouched a 100% for Miss M's personality. First thing I noticed when she started work was that she was 'booming' when I say 'booming' you don't even understand, if she was in the living room, three hours later, you'll know she entered the room because she left her 'signature' scent behind. I bought her deodorant and told her to wash her underarms with lime, no dice. My mum was going crazy with the smell and asked her to go bring all her lotions, it turned out she was using a bleaching cream that smelled really bad, go figure. The sad thing is, she wasn't willing to let it go, every time you smell it on her again, she'll tell you she was cleaning fish or something (yes it smelled that bad)

To top it off, her problems didn't end with the stench, she also had quick fingers. I can tolerate a lot, but I can't do thieves. Anyway long story short Miss M's short tenure ended up at the police station cause she 'fapped' my jewellery (another long story, think I overdid it with the police, lesson learned). My pedicure lady promptly 'disclaimed' her at this point.

Then came along Miss Togo B, this is her second month, and so far so good. My main issue is that she doesn't speak well which Kpuff could potentially pick up (Kpuff picked up 'H-animal' from Miss!). Anyway let's keep our fingers crossed, I'm soo not ready to switch nannies again.

Meanwhile my mum was saying some jazz like I shouldn't get another nanny (before Miss Togo B resumed) cause kpuff is so much better off when I'm involved in everything she does (like duh!). Abeg, I can't do it, call me anything, I like my work, I like the break from a crying child, and I'm very happy to have a life outside of my role as a mother, more power to all the stay at home mums and dads!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Kpuff classic

Ever so often kpuff cracks me up, I always mean to share with you all but by the time I get around to it I've forgotten or don't find it as funny

So on our way home from school today (finally decided on St. Saviours....more on that later) kpuff decides she wants to play with my phone and it went something like this

Me: no you can't play with my phone, its not working cause you've dropped it too many times

Kpuff: it's working!!

Me: no its not are you going to give me money to fix my phone?

Kpuff: yes (with a mischevious smile)

Me: where are you going to get money from?

Kpuff: from my 'molopoly'

If only it were that easy.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Meet Julie, she is 6 months old and suffering from a severe case of traction alopecia. Julie is Kpuff's best friend, baby, my sister (the days kpuff feels like playing mummy to me), and the one who gets blamed for everything..."kpuff* why did you pour the water on the floor?"....."It's not me, it's Julie that did it!"......"kpuff, you 'wee weed' on my bed" ....."it's not me, it's Julie that 'wee weed'" (or a more creative "I didn't we wee, water came out of my bum bum..."), you get the general gist. Once upon a time Julie had a full head of nice curly hair, but for some reason, Kpuff had absolutely no interest in her (I tell you kids can be strange). For the life of me I can't even think of how all her hair came out in such a short time, maybe 'Julie' pulled it out herself...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Deal or No Deal

I have a very good friend, who has a boyfriend she's been dating for a 'minute'. When they started dating....he was all over her like white on rice (like and now barely a year later he's cooled off considerably (the usual, work, other commitments...etc). No problem. A hot topic of debate for them has been marriage, they both want to get married to each other but he's not ready just yet. He wants to put a few things in place (finances....hmmm not sure what She on the other hand doesn't see why they can't put those 'things' in place together. He feels pressured. He feels they can start to take the steps towards putting those 'things' together by saving towards common goals, possibly living together...etc before they get married. She feels, if he can do all that then what's the difference they might as well be married. She's starting to feel like he wants all the benefits of the 'cow' without buying it (I've always hated that saying)

So.....thoughts? What am I to tell her?

Friday, July 10, 2009

I came home today to find kpuff her grand-dad (my dad) playing golf (nintendo wii), kpuff came 2nd (I prefer second to last...:)) with a record of +63!! I didn't even know scores came that high...hey as long as she's happy. Wii boxing on the other hand she excels at, home girl had like 7 knock outs in a

So in other news, I've had an office now for about two months, the first week I started out great, got there everyday at 8:00am, more recently I'm barely making it there by 10:00am!!! I don't know what's going on, it's like I'm stuck in a rut, I've been working on the same projects for months now and it's sooooo boring....someone please help, I need to get motivated again, quickly too. I guess it doesn't help that I'm up blogging at 1 Ok ok goodnight...

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I'm in search of a new school for Kpuff, she's not due to start primary school for another 2 years or so, but most of the good schools are quite competitive (I mean they interview the kids and On the shortlist are Grange and St. Saviours Ebute Metta. I prefer St. Saviours but meeeen that commute won't be easy since we live in Ikeja. I spent the last two days collecting one admission form or the other from them it wasn't fun. She may have her interview with them on Thursday, I can't even imagine how that will go, let's hope it's a 'good' kpuff day, cause if they catch her on a bad day...we certainly will have no choice but to scratch them off our Does anyone have any other mainland school recommendations? Thoughts on Corona Gbagada? Chrisland? (I haven't heard any rave reviews about either in the last few years).

Part of the reason I stayed away from blogging for so long was that a lot was (and still is) going on in my life that I didn't want to share just yet. For one, Mr. is completely out of the picture except where it concerns Kpuff and I'm quite fine with that. It's sad though I hear about so many separated and/or distressed couples these days. What are we all doing wrong?
It's been over a year since I updated....:(. Frankly I didn't think I'll update again, but for some reason I've been thinking about blogging lately...I've really missed everyone. What's new? Does anyone still come here?...I'll do my best not to stay away for so long next time but I can't make any promises.

So, on to my favourite topic :). Kpuff is three...., can you believe it?! she's 3 years old! she's talking a lot now, as in non-stop, my mum says she's either talking, crying, singing or

Well as you can imagine, a lot has happened in the last year so I guess we have lots to discuss...:)