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2 years ago

David hurried down from the school bus and dashed into the house, his school bag and lunch box dangling from him and swinging every which way as he ran. He climbed the stairs two at a time with his little twelve year old legs. He was really excited. Dad was coming home today after being away on a business trip for a month. It was really just three weeks but still, it was a month.

Halfway up the stairs he saw his dad descending, suitcase in hand, phone to his ear, looking very handsome in the three piece dark coloured suit.

"Daddy!" David screamed with excitement, letting his lunch box roll down the stairs, arms spread open.

"I am just about to leave the house, I will be there in ten minutes, give or take depending on the traffic." He was speaking to someone over the phone hurriedly climbing down, on getting to where his son was, he ruffled his hair and smiled.

"Hey Johnny boy, how was school?" He didn't slow down for an answer.

David paused, his smile disappeared as he wondered if his dad was probably referring to him or to the person on the other end of the line. He let his hands fall to the side.

"My name is Dave. David."

But his dad was already out the door and in the car. Disappointed,he sat on the stairs, fuming. He tore his school bag from his back and flung it over the railing, it landed with a 'thud' on the recently polished floor. Mum would pick it when she gets back from work. He stood up and climbed up to his room whispering, 'If she gets back from work.'

Born into this richly blessed family as the only child, David was entitled to many things. As many things as money could buy. He was provided with everything he could ever want but not his parents. He wasn't able to get them. Work, travelling, meetings....they were all more important to his parents than he was. Though they both loved him but couldn't make out time so they spoilt him, buying him whatever he asked for to cover up for their absence. His friends always called him lucky but he didn't feel it.

On a Saturday morning when his mother was making breakfast, he walked up to her in the kitchen where she was stirring something in a pot over the gas cooker.

"Mum can I talk to you?"

"Yes, I can hear you. What is it?" Her eyes were still on the pot but she smiled, it gave him confidence.

"Do you love me?"

"Of course yes."

"But you're ever hardly around."

"I have work but I can always fit you in somewhere."

"Mum!" He was shocked. Fit him in?? "This is what I mean, you're always busy."

She smiled and put off the gas. "How about Monday next week?"

He sighed, disappointed. "Fine."

She turned and only then did he see the bluetooth in her ear, she continued. "Monday next week in my office, alright? Bye."

David was transfixed. She had been talking to someone else this whole time and he thought he had been having a conversation with his mum.

Or at least trying to have a conversation.

"Dave," she called out to him. "You want something baby? Come let's eat."

He ran out of the kitchen and out of the house angry, riding his bike down the street.

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David was transfixed. She had been talking to someone else this whole time and he thought he had been having a conversation with his mum. This is not right.Every parents should give their children enough time to give them mental support!!

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2 years ago

When I was writing this part, I asked myself, 'is this ever possible? Can a parent be like this?' but then you will see such happenings in the lives of some people - young growing children and be transfixed

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2 years ago

excelent...

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2 years ago

Thank you for reading ❤️❤️❤️

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

Alright ❤️❤️❤️

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2 years ago

Wow......babes on fire. ❤❤

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2 years ago

😂😂😂 where you dey since this child

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2 years ago

I was in my head o, don't mind me jare........I'll be posting soon anyways.

Much love from me. 😘❤

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

very nice on your writing way🤩

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2 years ago

Thank you for taking out the time to read❤️❤️

It means a lot ❤️❤️❤️

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2 years ago

I've seen this with my friends a lot. Trying to maintain a lifestyle really forces the parents to only focus on work so anyone would feel bad for the kid. And then they'd get mad when the kid gets into trouble. It's ridiculous

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2 years ago

Lol. I have a friend like this. His parents thought getting him what ever he wanted would be enough for him but he needed more than that

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2 years ago

The materials will never be enough indeed. It's ridiculous to think that just stuff will be enough when raising a kid

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2 years ago

Lol. Happens because neither of the parents wants to quit or change their jobs to have just enough time for their children.

"I'll just make more money and take proper care of them."

Sometimes having it all is not really having all. The little things that matter a whole lot

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2 years ago

Yeah, it's rare for some people to ever make changes for a kid, thinking "they'll understand when they're older" but it never happens like that. If anything, they'll come to hate their parents more and more

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2 years ago

And that is exactly what happened to this friend of mine!

At first I did not quite understand why you would hate your parents for providing you every thing you could ever need but then...... The love is just not there

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2 years ago

Those that are really lucky are those with parents that actually care. It's rather sad tbh

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2 years ago

Honestly having more isn't really having all

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2 years ago

Couldn't agree to that more

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2 years ago

If only the child could understand what it is like living in poverty, that the aim of parents is to live in good condition, not letting their children to experience what hardship they experience before, so they strive and work hard to sustain life and that is because of love. We could not blame the children also considering they are young needs attention and cares. With this there must be balance between work and family.

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2 years ago

Yes. There is more to just having it all. Children also need that moral support and love from both parents.

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