Thursday, August 25, 2016

Do Not Lie!

I heard footsteps leading to the door. After a few seconds, Fred walked in holding his phone on his right hand. He stopped again for a second then walked in. 

"I thought the nanny would be here." He asked sitting next to me.

"She called." I replied. "She has an emergency so she won't be coming."

"What kind of emergency?"

"She did not give me the details but I hope its nothing serious."

"Yea." He said stretching his legs on the couch.

"You dropped her at home?" I asked.


"Your sister?" 

"Oh yea. I did." He said. "By the way, what happened between you two?"

"Nothing happened." 

"Kate, do not lie to me."

"Okay, we just had a disagreement. That's it." I replied trying to avoid the issue. "What did she tell you?"

"She told me everything." Fred replied. "You should have told me. That was not the best way to go about it."

"I'm sorry but I did not think it was a big deal." 

"She is my sister and what she said was not right. This house belongs to both you and I. She should have respected what goes on here without raising her voice at you."

I did not respond.

"Kate, I am so sorry for what happened. I promise that it would never happen again. I had a lengthy chat with her."

"Okay, thanks." I said.

"And next time, if something like this happens, let me be the first to know." He added. "Are we clear?"

I nodded.

Suddenly, Chloe suddenly let a loud scream. We rushed to her room where she was sleeping only to find her caught between the bed and the wall. It looked like she was trying to climb down the bed. Fred and I laughed. He picked the baby up and together, we went to the living room.

"How did she even think of doing that?" I asked still laughing.

"She is at that stage. Terrible two!" Fred replied.

Chloe had stopped crying and was rubbing her eyes. She looked so innocent! I checked her diapers to see if it was messed up. Thankfully, it wasn't. I noticed some red marks on her thigh. I asked Fred about it and said it seemed it was from her getting stuck. Her thigh was the one holding her on the bed. I then went to the kitchen to warm her milk. After a few minutes, I returned and fed her.

"Can we go to the park today?" Fred asked.

"Yea, good idea." I replied. "Chloe will be so thrilled."

"The weather is also good." Fred added. 

"Yes. Ill prepare then we head out."

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Next Day...

I think I have outgrown petty issues. I decided to assume her and continue doing what I had planned to do.

I heated some water and then rinsed out Chloe's utensils. I proceeded to then cook her breakfast. She has always liked warm milk, cereals and bacon. 

After I was done, I went to check on her and found her already up. She was playing with her dolls in her crib. I picked her up, tickled her then together, we went to the living room where I fed her as we were watching cartoons. The dad later joined us still wearing last nights outfit. He took the usual; a glass of juice and two slices of bread.

"There are sausages in a bowl next to the microwave." I said to him. "There are eggs too."

"No..maybe later." He answered holding the right side of his head.

"Are you okay?"

"No. I have a bad headache." He replied. "How many drinks did I have last night?"

"A lot." I said laughing. "Just drink the juice then take some painkillers. You will be okay."

As I continued feeding Chloe, I was still thinking about the issue that happened earlier on. Should I tell Fred about the sister or should I just leave the whole thing and pretend it did not happen? What if she twists the story and portray me as the bad one?

I finally decided not to tell Fred. I will just keep quiet about it.

Fred was in the bedroom on his laptop. I left him with the baby as I cleaned the house. I washed the utensils that we used then quickly had a shower. I then bathed the baby and waited for the nanny to come.

We heard a knock on the bedroom door.

"Yes, come in." Fred shouted.

It was his sister. "Can I please talk to you?" 

Fred walked out and joined her in the hallway. I could not hear what they were saying but after a few minutes, Fred came back and told me the sister was leaving. 

"Ill drop her at her place then come back." He told me.

"Okay." I responded. I was glad she was leaving

"Do you need anything from the shops?" 

"Yes. Please buy me some minced meat and some spring onions." I replied.

And off they went. I started trying to plait Chloe's hair as I listened to music booming from the speaker placed on the far corner of the room. My phone rang. It was the nanny. 

"Hello Kate?"

"Hello." I responded.

"I wanted to let you know that I would not be able to come today. I have an emergency at home."

"Is everything okay?" I asked concerned.

"Not sure but Ill let you know as soon as I find out." 

"Yes please." 

As I hanged up the call, I prayed that everything was alright. She has been the best nanny anyone would get. She was so good with the baby and she was not too expensive.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


We reached home in about twenty minutes. It was dark and silent. Fred's sister was already asleep. We tiptoed to our bedroom, then relaxed. I then took a shower, went to Chloe's bedroom and checked on her. She was sleeping in her cot so gracefully. I noticed that she was not changed to her sleeping dress. Odd! I had clearly indicated what was needed to be done.

Anyway, I went back to my bedroom only to find Fred sleeping on top of the bed. He was snoring. No need to wake him up. I joined him.

In the morning, I was awoken by the rich aroma of eggs. Who would be cooking them? I looked at my cellphone and noticed it was 7.30am. Fred was still sleeping besides me. Could Fred's sister be up already? I dragged my body out of the bed, did a quick shower then walked to the living room. She was seated at the couch having breakfast.

"Good morning." I said.

She did not respond. She instead continued eating the scrambled eggs.

I looked at her in disbelief. 

"Is everything okay?" I asked.

"Yes." She responded looking at the television.

Since she was not willing to talk, I walked to the fridge, poured a glass of apple juice then picked two sausages that had been prepared. I ignored the eggs. I walked back to the bedroom. No need of siting with people who are not keen on having a conversation. Fred was still sleeping. I took my phone and looked up at my social media accounts.

After I was done, I returned the utensils back to the kitchen. Since there was also other items in the sink, I started washing them. I could see Fred's sister behind me but I continued washing. She paced around then finally gave me her cup and saucer.

"If you have a problem with me then just say so!"

"I don't." She replied.

"Then why are you not talking to me?" I asked.

"I just don't get you." She started. "Why on earth would you wear something like that?"

"What?" I asked looking at my clothes. I was wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

"Not that. I have a problem of what you wore yesterday evening." She replied raising her voice.

"What was the issue?"

"The length! How could you be comfortable wearing that?" She asked giving me a full body stare.

"It was okay for me." I replied then turned back to continue washing the utensils.

"No it was not. You are a mother now. How can you wear something that short especially outside the house?"

"I have no problem with the length my dear. It is the same way I can wear a bikini. How comes no one raises an issue with that? Besides, my husband liked it."

She clicked.