She belongs to the kitchen


Bekky looked at the clock for the third time wishing for time to stop so that she could finish preparing dinner before her husband comes home. She has been working since morning that she couldn’t finish cooking on time.

“Oh God please send traffic jam from above to delay my husband where ever he is now so that I can finish cooking this food because I am really not ready for his wahala this …….”

Before she could conclude her prayers she heard sound of a car driving in side their compound. She ran and peeped through the window.
“Speaking of the devil”
Walking majestically out of the car was Lawrence with two of his friends
“Oh my God!

I am in hot soup today, what will I tell him now, the worst part of it was that he came with his glut friends.
Lord, into your hands I commit myself”
Bekky prayed and ran back to the kitchen where she await her judgment .
Lawrence drove his car inside his compound.
He came out together with his friends who came to have dinner at his house because they believed that the food cooked by Bekky has always been the best. getting inside the house he met his wife still cooking.
Lawrence: Bekky! Bekky!
Bekky: Honey you are back? welcome. (she went and hug him not minding his frowned face). “how was work today?” (she asked).

Lawrence: why are you still cooking? what were you doing at home since morning? how many times will I tell you to always prepare dinner before I come home!
Bekky: Honey am really sorry, I was…
Lawrence: You what? don’t honey me again please, what excuses have you cooked up this time around? What will I tell my friends that came to have dinner here? that the lazy wife I kept at home cooked nothing for her husband who has been working all day.

Bekky: Tell them to go and eat else where please, I am not their cook
Lawrence: you are not their cook but you are my cook, I own you
Bekky: you do not own me please, what do you take me for? an iron that don’t ever get tired, I have been working since morning too. please try to understand me.
Lawrence: Understand you? what is there to understand? I do the work here, I earn the money , I stopped you from working because I want to be the one providing for all your needs and that of the kids and the least you can do for me is just take care of us but you have proven to be an ungrateful being, I don’t blame you, its because you don’t know how hard it is to make money in this recession.

“Now listen, I give you ten mins to finish and serve us, if not… I will show you the stuff I am made of stupid woman”
He thundered and stormed out of the kitchen
Bekky: God help me.

she started doing everything fast to avoid the second world war.

Kelly: I can’t wait for the food ooo.
Hector: I can even perceive the captivating aroma from the food here. You really are very lucky, man. getting such woman as a wife isn’t easy. she is very caring, kind, hardworking and beautiful
Lawrence: Of cos she should be hardworking, that was the reason why I married her, after all women they say belongs to the kitchen.

Kelly:And of course the other room”(he added while they burst into laughter).
Few minutes later, Bekky served them and they ate to their satisfaction and left….

Ti ni ti ni ti ni
Beeped the alarm
Bekky : Oh! its 4am already and I have to prepare plantain porridge for the kids to take to school, I am really tired she quietly rolled out of her bed so as not to wake her husband, knelt down and said a prayer after which she went to the bathroom and washed her face before proceeding to the kitchen to make breakfast
Bekky brought out a loaf of bread from the cupboard and used it to make toast bread for breakfast, she peeled the plantain cut it into pieces and prepared it.
Before she finished it was 6am already .
Bekky: Wally, Eva and Deborah wake up and come and have your bath.

She patted the kids on the back to wake them up
Wally: Oh mummy I want to sleep some more
Bekky: will you get up from that bed you big head! (she shouted at him).
Wally: Every time mummy will not allow us to sleep to our satisfaction before waking us up, see even daddy is still sleeping and snoring” (he mumbled).
Bekky bath the kids, got them ready for school and served them food.

She got their lunch boxes ready went inside to inform her husband that she is going out.
Bekky: Honey I am taking the kids to school, your breakfast is on the dinning. Do have a nice day at work and take good care of yourself for me, I love you
Lawrence: alright, take care
Bekky: “guys, off we go”

She took the kids to school after which she drove straight to the market to buy some foodstuffs, then head back home
“Where should I start from now, a lot of works here to be done, God please give me the strength to finish them on time
Bekky started with the heaped cloths, she washed all of them then she cleaned the house, prepared lunch for the kids before she could finish it was already time to go and fetch the kids from school. Bekky took her bath and left for the kids school. she brought them home

Bekky: children go inside your rooms and change then come down stairs for your lunch
Eva: ooh mummy I want to eat now, I am very hungry
Bekky: Eva baby, mummy wants to wash your school uniform so be a good girl and go to your room and change.
Eva: OK mummy, I will do as you said
Bekky: thanks my baby
After their lunch, they went inside their rooms to have their nap while Bekky went on with washing and keeping the house in other, when she finished, she started preparing dinner, when she finished she wake the kids up and help them with their assignments, when they were through with it, she bath them, served them dinner and forced them to sleep so as to wake up early for school tomorrow .

when Bekky finished and wanted to rest for a while her husband came back from work .
Bekky: Honey welcome back, go take your bath while I serve your dinner
Lawrence: Alright dear, be fast cause am very hungry. when he finished, he came downstairs for his dinner, he watched as Bekky opened the food to serve him

“Oh my goodness!
What is the meaning of this?
Bekky: Honey what is it? (she asked confused).
Lawrence: Betty what is this that you cooked, we ate this fried rice two days ago so why cooking it again today? what is your problem eh? why hadn’t you made use of the food timetable?
Bekky: Honey if I had prepared the egusi soup, I wouldn’t have finished it by now so I decided to cook the fried rice, tomorrow I will prepare the soup please eat it
Lawrence: eat what? you must be out of your mind to think that I would eat this.

My friend, if you know what is good for you, better start cooking the soup now else you will have yourself to blame”
He hissed and left the dinning angrily.


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