Many millennials can relate to how rare it used to be for fathers to say the “I love you” words to their children back in the days. But times without number, your father probably showed you how much he cared for you through one or all of these five ways:
Who do you think dropped money for those awesome birthday parties to be sure you had fun and enjoyed yourself? Santa Claus or Peter Obi?
Inviting you to share his food/meat
Before your boyfriend, eating from your actual daddy’s plate used to be everything. Food tasted a million times better when it was from him.
Trenches children might want to leave the group chat. What was Sunday without Mr. Biggs’ meat pie or Tantalizers’ ice cream or Sweet Sensation’s fried rice and chicken?
Goodies in his briefcase when he came back from work
All the scrambling around to ensure the house was neat and assignments were done was never in vain. Because having sweets and biscuits each time he got back from work was a sure odd. They never forgot to buy chocolates from every trip. If you were a big baby, a teddy bear must follow.
Your Christmas/Eid slay outfit
It wasn’t Christian Dior or Prada, but all that cash was coming from somewhere. Now, there might be a “sugar” in front of the person’s title, but back then, it was just daddy showing you how much he cared.
Times are changing and yes, men are more vocal about their emotions, as should be the case. And even beyond fathers or men, every person should learn to tell the people they love that they love them more often. Why? Tomorrow is definitely not promised.
If "Hermother's Daughter" isn't talking about something she is passionate about, then she's writing it. She is always in her head space, majorly thinking about what to cook or bake (to be frank, eat).