Thursday, August 25, 2016

Do Not Lie!


I heard footsteps leading to the door. After a few seconds, Fred walked in holding his phone on his right hand. He stopped again for a second then walked in. 

"I thought the nanny would be here." He asked sitting next to me.

"She called." I replied. "She has an emergency so she won't be coming."

"What kind of emergency?"

"She did not give me the details but I hope its nothing serious."

"Yea." He said stretching his legs on the couch.

"You dropped her at home?" I asked.

"Who?"

"Your sister?" 

"Oh yea. I did." He said. "By the way, what happened between you two?"

"Nothing happened." 

"Kate, do not lie to me."

"Okay, we just had a disagreement. That's it." I replied trying to avoid the issue. "What did she tell you?"

"She told me everything." Fred replied. "You should have told me. That was not the best way to go about it."

"I'm sorry but I did not think it was a big deal." 

"She is my sister and what she said was not right. This house belongs to both you and I. She should have respected what goes on here without raising her voice at you."

I did not respond.

"Kate, I am so sorry for what happened. I promise that it would never happen again. I had a lengthy chat with her."

"Okay, thanks." I said.

"And next time, if something like this happens, let me be the first to know." He added. "Are we clear?"

I nodded.

Suddenly, Chloe suddenly let a loud scream. We rushed to her room where she was sleeping only to find her caught between the bed and the wall. It looked like she was trying to climb down the bed. Fred and I laughed. He picked the baby up and together, we went to the living room.

"How did she even think of doing that?" I asked still laughing.

"She is at that stage. Terrible two!" Fred replied.

Chloe had stopped crying and was rubbing her eyes. She looked so innocent! I checked her diapers to see if it was messed up. Thankfully, it wasn't. I noticed some red marks on her thigh. I asked Fred about it and said it seemed it was from her getting stuck. Her thigh was the one holding her on the bed. I then went to the kitchen to warm her milk. After a few minutes, I returned and fed her.

"Can we go to the park today?" Fred asked.

"Yea, good idea." I replied. "Chloe will be so thrilled."

"The weather is also good." Fred added. 

"Yes. Ill prepare then we head out."


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Next Day...


I think I have outgrown petty issues. I decided to assume her and continue doing what I had planned to do.

I heated some water and then rinsed out Chloe's utensils. I proceeded to then cook her breakfast. She has always liked warm milk, cereals and bacon. 

After I was done, I went to check on her and found her already up. She was playing with her dolls in her crib. I picked her up, tickled her then together, we went to the living room where I fed her as we were watching cartoons. The dad later joined us still wearing last nights outfit. He took the usual; a glass of juice and two slices of bread.

"There are sausages in a bowl next to the microwave." I said to him. "There are eggs too."

"No..maybe later." He answered holding the right side of his head.

"Are you okay?"

"No. I have a bad headache." He replied. "How many drinks did I have last night?"

"A lot." I said laughing. "Just drink the juice then take some painkillers. You will be okay."

As I continued feeding Chloe, I was still thinking about the issue that happened earlier on. Should I tell Fred about the sister or should I just leave the whole thing and pretend it did not happen? What if she twists the story and portray me as the bad one?

I finally decided not to tell Fred. I will just keep quiet about it.

Fred was in the bedroom on his laptop. I left him with the baby as I cleaned the house. I washed the utensils that we used then quickly had a shower. I then bathed the baby and waited for the nanny to come.

We heard a knock on the bedroom door.

"Yes, come in." Fred shouted.

It was his sister. "Can I please talk to you?" 

Fred walked out and joined her in the hallway. I could not hear what they were saying but after a few minutes, Fred came back and told me the sister was leaving. 

"Ill drop her at her place then come back." He told me.

"Okay." I responded. I was glad she was leaving

"Do you need anything from the shops?" 

"Yes. Please buy me some minced meat and some spring onions." I replied.

And off they went. I started trying to plait Chloe's hair as I listened to music booming from the speaker placed on the far corner of the room. My phone rang. It was the nanny. 

"Hello Kate?"

"Hello." I responded.

"I wanted to let you know that I would not be able to come today. I have an emergency at home."

"Is everything okay?" I asked concerned.

"Not sure but Ill let you know as soon as I find out." 

"Yes please." 

As I hanged up the call, I prayed that everything was alright. She has been the best nanny anyone would get. She was so good with the baby and she was not too expensive.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Aftermath


We reached home in about twenty minutes. It was dark and silent. Fred's sister was already asleep. We tiptoed to our bedroom, then relaxed. I then took a shower, went to Chloe's bedroom and checked on her. She was sleeping in her cot so gracefully. I noticed that she was not changed to her sleeping dress. Odd! I had clearly indicated what was needed to be done.

Anyway, I went back to my bedroom only to find Fred sleeping on top of the bed. He was snoring. No need to wake him up. I joined him.

In the morning, I was awoken by the rich aroma of eggs. Who would be cooking them? I looked at my cellphone and noticed it was 7.30am. Fred was still sleeping besides me. Could Fred's sister be up already? I dragged my body out of the bed, did a quick shower then walked to the living room. She was seated at the couch having breakfast.

"Good morning." I said.

She did not respond. She instead continued eating the scrambled eggs.

I looked at her in disbelief. 

"Is everything okay?" I asked.

"Yes." She responded looking at the television.

Since she was not willing to talk, I walked to the fridge, poured a glass of apple juice then picked two sausages that had been prepared. I ignored the eggs. I walked back to the bedroom. No need of siting with people who are not keen on having a conversation. Fred was still sleeping. I took my phone and looked up at my social media accounts.

After I was done, I returned the utensils back to the kitchen. Since there was also other items in the sink, I started washing them. I could see Fred's sister behind me but I continued washing. She paced around then finally gave me her cup and saucer.

"If you have a problem with me then just say so!"

"I don't." She replied.

"Then why are you not talking to me?" I asked.

"I just don't get you." She started. "Why on earth would you wear something like that?"

"What?" I asked looking at my clothes. I was wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

"Not that. I have a problem of what you wore yesterday evening." She replied raising her voice.

"What was the issue?"

"The length! How could you be comfortable wearing that?" She asked giving me a full body stare.

"It was okay for me." I replied then turned back to continue washing the utensils.

"No it was not. You are a mother now. How can you wear something that short especially outside the house?"

"I have no problem with the length my dear. It is the same way I can wear a bikini. How comes no one raises an issue with that? Besides, my husband liked it."

She clicked.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Getting The Jiggy On


"Does your sister have a problem with me?" I asked while we were at the parking. We were outside the car on the trunk looking towards the distance.

"What?" He asked.

"I think she might have a problem with me." I continued. "I think maybe I have not done something right or my dressing irked her."

"Nah. I would have known if there was an issue. We are close and she can tell me anything."

"Okay, maybe I got paranoid again." I said placing my hands on his waist.

He stretched his hand to me and pulled me close to him. He then turned, lifted me on top of the trunk and kissed me. Passionately!

"Have you stopped being paranoid?" He asked in between the kisses.

"Yes." I let out a whisper.

"I love you. You should not let another person come between your happiness." He added. "You are perfect to me."

I kissed him back. He held my head towards him and this continued until we heard a noise.

     Cough, cough

The coughing was coming from behind Fred. I stopped kissing then looked behind only to find the guard looking at us. He was not happy. I tried pulling my dress down while Fred adjusted his pants.

"Excuse me, I will have to ask you to leave." He said looking at us suspiciously.

"Why?" Fred asked.

"You cannot do that here." He replied. "You have to take it somewhere else."

"Okay." I said and entered into the car. 

Fred followed and started the engine. As we were driving outside the compound, we started laughing. That was the most awkward thing ever. The guard caught us in a compromising situation. My short dress was pulled all the way up! Oh God! 

"I don't know why but I wanna do that again?" Fred said as we joined the highway.

"What?" I asked not sure where this was heading to.

"The kissing. I feel like am seventeen again." Fred said.

"I feel odd." I said. "What if someone else saw us?"

"What's bad about it? We were just having fun."

"I was terrified."

He laughed. "Lets go finish what we started back in the house.


Friday, July 22, 2016

Time to Party!


"I got a bonus." Fred said excitedly.

"How? I thought you would get by the end of the year." I asked surprised.

"I thought so too but the company posted profits in the first and second quarter of the year. So the management decided to give everyone something small for the efforts." He replied.

"Wow, that's nice." 

"Yea. Can we celebrate by going out tonight?" he asked.

"Tonight? What about the baby?" We cannot leave her alone." I asked.

"I thought about that and asked my sister to come and baby sit." 

"OMG!" I shouted. "How were you able to arrange all that?"

"I am good in surprises." he said laughing.

"Okay, when is she coming?" I asked.

"She will be here in about twenty minutes." He replied checking his wrist watch.

"And where are we going to?" I asked trying to figure out how this will work.

"First, I wanted us to go to the Chinese restaurant near Valley Road then we go out and hit the clubs. Is that okay with you?"

"Yeah. I'm so excited. Let me go freshen up." I said and jumped up quickly to go to the bathroom. 

After like fifteen minutes, I was ready and looking spectacular. I found Fred with the sister in the living room seated together in the couch. 

The sister gave me a weird look then looked back at her brother continuing her conversation with him. Did she give me that look because of the short purple dress that I was rocking? I did not let that interfere with my mood. That was her problem. I gave her a brief on what to do and showed her where the baby food was.

We kissed Chloe bye and off we went.

The dinner was so nice. We sat outside the balcony overlooking the entire city as the restaurant was situated on the top most floor of the building. This place was so significant to us as we had so many dinners here while we were still dating in campus. It was "our place."

After we were done, we went to the new club which was recently opened. I think I got shocked on how the scene had changed from when we last went out clubbing. The young girls wore almost nothing. You would literally see everything. The sarcastic bit was the guys were so heavily dressed that it looked comical seeing them together. We sat near the bar. I ordered a mohito while Fred took his usual, a beer. The music was loud and got us in the mood to party.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Loo Issues


"I think you should take the Doctor's advice seriously. Try to relax and avoid stressful conditions." I said to Ann.

I will, hopefully he won't add to the stress." She replied while facing Mike.

"I won't." Mike said.

I took the last sip of the juice and excused myself. I had to go home and look after my small family. Traffic back home was smooth. No hustles. I packed the car at the far end of the compound and went in.

Chloe was crawling alone in the living room. Fred was nowhere to be seen. I dropped my bag, picked the baby up and placed her on my left hip and went to the other rooms to check. He was not in the kitchen. I called him. He didn't respond. I checked the bedroom but it was empty. The bed was messed up. As I was stepping out of the bedroom to go look for him in the back balcony, I heard some noises from the washroom. I went back in. The door was closed. I tried opening but it was locked from the inside. As I was struggling, the toilet was flushed and there came Fred. He had his phone in his hands.

"When did you come?" He asked not surpised on my presence.

"I just entered. Why did you leave the baby alone?"

"I didn't. I just went to the washroom. I was here."

"She was alone!" I insisted.

"No, I had to pee and I cannot go to the toilet with her."

I shook my head.

"Baby, you are getting paranoid. Nothing would have happened to the baby." He assured me while holding to my shoulders. "Okay?"

I nodded.

"Okay, let us go to the other room."

We followed his steps back to the bedroom. I placed Chloe on the bed and she started crawling to the other side. I quickly rushed to her side least she fell.

"Where did you go to?" Fred asked adjusting his blue shorts.

"I passed by Ann's place. She was in the hospital this morning but she is okay."

"Oh, hope nothing serious?"

"No, she is good."

"Was Mike around? It has been a while since we last saw each other."

"Yes he was." I replied.

"Ill give him a shout."

Monday, July 4, 2016

Mummy Problems


After the meeting, I checked my phone and saw a text from Ann. She informed me that she is back home.

I smiled. At least it was nothing serious. Since it was around 5 O'clock, I started packing and decided to go see Ann on my way home. At a quarter past 5pm, I left the office. The highway was too busy. The traffic started a few meters from the office. I took about thirty minutes to drive over to Mike and Ann's house where in the normal traffic free days, one would take 10 minutes. I found Ann sitted on the couch with her legs up. She was big! Her tummy was showing in the white short dress she was wearing. I gave her a hug and asked her how she was feeling. Even before she answered, Brad came running from the bedroom.

"Aunty, Aunty." He shouted.

"Yes Brad. How are you?" I asked moving him closer to my body.

"Good."

Brad was Ann and Mike son. He is two and a half years. He is the most handsome kid I have ever seen. He was taller now. He had taken both of the parents facial features.

"Mummy, can I watch Lily?" He asked.

"Yes dear. Seat here." Ann said while showing him a cushion on the floor. She then changed the TV channel and put on Cartoon Network. Brad smiled and started watching.

"So? What was the problem?" I asked.

"I woke up with some pain in my belly. It was similar to cramps. I took a glass of water then went back to bed. A few minutes later, I had the urge to go to the washroom only to discover that I was spotting." She started.

"Sorry."

"Now, the sad part was Mike saw my reaction and freaked out." She continued.

"No I did not." Mike said while coming out from the kitchen with three glasses of juice.

We laughed.

"Yes you did. You were so worried that something bad will happen. I on the other hand, I was too freaked out that I could not move." She said looking at Mike. "After a few awkward moments, we decided to go to the hospital and get checked out."

"So what did the doctor say?"

"He said it was normal for women to spot especialy if they are seven to thirteen weeks. He however cautioned me to avoid stressful condition and eat healthy food."