Yey!! The weekend’s rolling on, dear friends, and I’m hoping wherever you are, you’re having a fantastic moment. 😊 As always, It’s time to put aside everything the week has had on us and take ourselves on a little tour to the moon. 🌜🧑🦯👨🦼🏃♀️🏃 Welcome on board.
Today I thought of something partly funny 🤣 and partly sad😔 about my younger sister. But just before that, I’ve got some thanksgiving and apologies to make.
I’m very grateful to all of you who have been and still continue to be part of my blogging life. If I were to mention you all by names, it would take me the whole of this day and I’d still be in need of more time. Oh, even God knows how I really love you (actually from the middle😀 of my heart). Hand kisses for each of you. 💋💋
Allow me, however, to just by name thank Ms Gabriela Marie Milton who’s the editor of MasticadoresUSA for accepting my poems for publishing on their platform. One of them is set to be published on Thursday, 27 January, 2022. Guys, you don’t want to miss this. Even if it means slating time for it on your calendar, kindly visit MasticadoresUSA on Thursday at 10:30am USA ET to share your thoughts about this piece. It’s going to be my first with them.
I also want to apologise to all who’ve been finding it hard to like and comment on my posts through WP Reader. I am very much aware of this anomaly and have been trying to engage WP “happiness engineers”. Oh how I pray that the happiness in their reference title may spread to my site 😁. It’s sad that this issue has been happening despite I making no deliberate changes to my discussion settings. As they work on it, however, I kindly ask you to visit my site to like and comment.
Now back to our story. My sister Cavana, the seventh born in our family of eight😀, was quite a trouble in her childhood. Thank God she’s still alive and kicking about like a sprightly young calf. She was this kind of child whom little serious accidents loved to happen to. At one point, she almost swallowed a stone, at another point she actually swallowed a five-shilling coin.
On another nearly-tragic day while my mum washed clothes at the river, she almost drowned in the water currents. And yet on another day, when she was only months old, she fell from the bed like a light piece of paper and almost broke her bones, hah 😅. Dear accidental sister!
Well, on the day of our story, my mum had left a packet of salt on the table after lunch. While dad and her got engrossed in an animated conversation, little Cavana – then about three years old, grabbed the packet and poured almost half the salt in her mouth. 😳 Poor kid! It certainly began to choke her right off the bat.
We were playing outside when we heard mum yell bloody murder. When we rushed in to see, we found her holding the little girl in her arms trying to remove the salt from her mouth using her fingers.
“We need water, we just need water,” said Dad moving anxiously about. He took one quick glance at the empty table and then, as if by God’s chance, his eyes quickly rolled past it to a pot of water that stood strategically at a corner in the house.
“Get the pot quickly,” he popped up, looking at me and then rushing to where the pot stood close to the window. He grabbed it firmly by his two hands and brought it to where mum was. Unluckily, there was no cup in the room and his efforts would have almost appeared fruitless.
He took the lid off the pot and ‘scooped’ much water into his wide palms, enough to wet the kid from head to toes. It was quite clear that drastic times called for drastic measures. But man, I wondered what he was going to do with that water.
Mum moved a few paces away to bar him from pouring the cold water on the little troubled Cavana who had now begun to lose proper eye vision. She held the kid upside down and hit her legs a few times, and then, as if a miracle had just occured, the kid gulped in one huge swirl of air and stopped struggling. Then Mum held open Cavana’s mouth and Dad poured some of the water remaining in his palm into her mouth. She swallowed and, there she was, full of life again, the parents’ wisdom and precipitant response had finally saved the day!!
Thanks for reading till the end. Have a wonderful weekend. Continue reading our blogs for more fun.