Yes she did. He said.
"Congrats o!!! Na to come chop rice be that" I said.
As if he knew what was going on in my head, he said "She gave birth to another girl" Can you believe that is the 4th girl?" he added.... I was shocked. I wasn't shocking because it is 4th child but with his demeanor. He lamented bitterly on having a girl again, all he wanted was a boy. He was positive his wife cannot give birth to a boy again.
Why should I be happy? He asked me. She gave birth to another girl, we waited 6years before trying again and all she could produce is a girl.. Another girl, the fourth girl, I have a house full of girls. girls.Obinrin..Obinrin He concluded
When he concluded, I was speechless.
In 2013, people still think about gender? I was very bothered. I told everyone I saw about it. That man doesn't know what he has, Lade said. My best friend who happens to be my 50years old aunty and has been married for 31years has never missed her period. She recently called to inform me about reaching menopause and she's convinced she can't have any child. Her husband has had almost 5 women in the last 10 years and guess what? None got pregnant. He's medically ok, said the doctors. Do you know how happy my aunt will be if she had 4girls? Lade asked.
I can go on and on about couples married for several years without a baby, some had series of miscarriage while others have never missed their period.
A friend of mine once wrote: gratitude is an attitude.. Be grateful for what you have cause some have none..
My mother, my sisters, my nieces, my aunties, my grandma...Khajidat (AS), Aisha(AS), Mary mother of Jesus, Margaret Thatcher, Mother Teresa ,Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafza... What if they were born male, would they have achieved much?
I attended a University where admission was 60:40 in favour of women; we are in a society where diversity in the board room is becoming very necessary. At the same time, everyone is looking for the second gender to close shop; the shop is open till you have both genders as children.
Invest in your daughters; she might rule the world one day... every child is a blessing
I look forward to the day when people can close shop irrespective of the gender of their kids...