Daughter: Mummy, please, help me manage this 20k, when I get to Lagos I will send something again. (And she gave her mother 20k and put another 10k inside envelope and drop it under the pillow on the bed).
Mother: Thank you my daughter, but what about the one you put under the pillow on the bed?
Daughter: I want to give that to my father
Mother: How much is that?
Daughter: N10,000.00 mummy
Mother: Haa, is that not too much for your father. Do you think he needs money, N5,000.00 is okay for him.
Daughter: Mummy are you sure 5k is okay for him?
Mother : Yes. After all he just collected his N20,000.00 pension allowance on Friday.
Daughter Thank you for the advice mummy (She then removed 5k from the money and put it back into her bag.) Carry the envelope and she get out of her mother’s room and went to meet her father in the sitting room.
Daughter: Daddy, I am going back to Lagos. Please, take this token from me Sir.
Father: How much is that? (The father asked without collecting the money from her.
Daughter : N5,000.00 Daddy. She replied.
Father: Thank you my daughter, please, go and add it to the money you gave to your mother.(Though the father was not aware of the amount she gave to her mother) Don’t you know that I was about to enter the room when your mother was advising you that N10,000.00 is too much for me.
So N10,000.00 is too much for me now but it was not too much for me when I was single handedly responsible for your school fees from your elementary school to your second degree and paying your hostel fee in the secondary school and your pocket money throughout your university education.
Please, I don’t need money as she rightly said.
Daughter: Crying, and went back to meet her mother in the room. Mummy, you see what you have caused now, after I have given you N20,000.00, you said N10,000.00 is too much for my father.
MOTHERS, ALLOW AND ADVISE YOUR CHILDREN TO CARE AND LOVE THEIR FATHERS, TOO — especially those fathers who, painstakingly, denied themselves the comforts of life to ensure their children are properly cared for.