Re-Runs: A Small World – Season One (Valentine’s Day) Episode 4


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DISCLAIMER: Please note that this series contains some sexually explicit content, violence and offensive language.  It is not appropriate for children nor an immature and sensitive audience.


I love my life! I really do. I am a stay-at-home mother, who also works as a freelance consultant for interior design jobs and companies. I’m as busy as I want to be, in control of my time, and able to prioritise the things that are most important to me.

I love being a mother. My baby is only seven weeks old, so I’m still very much enjoying a break from work. My husband and I waited more than three years for the good news that was Tinuke, and now she is here, I can’t remember the wait. I am so happy!

Lola smiled lovingly at her precious little one, Tinuke, who was falling asleep in her arms, after her feed. She hummed softly to her baby as she rocked her. Lola carried her over to her crib and placed her gently down to sleep. She sighed.

As much as she loved her new role as mother, and took on the responsibilities with gusto, she was tired. Motherhood required energy that she never knew she had. It sort of arrived with the baby, and she had just hit the ground running. She only realised how much energy she had expended whenever she stopped for just a moment to take a break.

Lola sat down on her rocking chair, which she usually used when she was trying to rock Tinuke to sleep, and closed her eyes. Time for a little nap. The books advised to rest with the baby. It wasn’t always easy to, because when Baby was asleep was when she had time to herself to do other things, even to catch up on cleaning. And of course, to spend time with her husband, Bolu.

Thankfully, her mother-in-law had stayed over for the first six weeks. That helped immensely. Even though she could be quite controlling at times. Bimbo had her own way of doing things, and Lola learnt a lot from her. But she now enjoyed having the space to find her own rhythm and make her own decisions about how she wanted to nurture her baby.

She had decided to get a maid, who started with them at the start of February. She received Mama’s training on how to assist Lola before Mama left for Ondo State last week. So, Lola could lie back, put her feet up, and catch up on some rest.

However, sleep didn’t come…



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