The adventures of Solape and her identical twin siblings Ololade and Omolola. She came 14 months after they were born and bear striking resemblance to them so she easily passes off as their triplet and ÈKÉTA OMO.
Solape: Mummy mummy.
Mum: Omo mummy.
Solape: Mummy, how are you na?
Mum: Omo, I’m fine o.
Solape: Mummy, you’re just enjoying. I want to be like you when I grow up o.
Mum: Okay o. Grow up first.
Solape: Mummy, we get talk o?
Mum: Ehen? Ki la ri gbo? What’s up?
Solape: Err, it’s about…it’s about our punishment. Mummy please, forgive us.
Mum: Child, you have already been forgiven. Go and sin no more…after you have served your punishment.
Solape: Ha, mummy please nau.
Mum: Solape, you know the drill. You cover up a misdeed, you get punished.
Solape: But if you own up, you get punished too.
Mum: The punishment for owning up might be less grievous than the punishment for covering up. You know that already.
Solape: Mummy, I have something to tell you o.
Mum: Mo n gbo. Speak on.
Solape: I borrowed your coral bead without permission. I planned to return it but I somehow misplaced it. I’m sorry, mum. Please forgive me.
Mum: That’s in the past. You already served punishment for covering it up. Thanks for letting me know, though. I appreciate the delayed honesty.
Solape: Would you let me have part of my allowance? Please mum, I really need groceries and stuff.
Mum: Oh, I see the reason behind your confession.
Solape: Please ma…
Mum: If you want your allowance, you know what to do. Stop playing mind games with me.
Solape: Okay, mum. I’ve heard. Can I ask for something else?
Mum: Go ahead.
Solape: Can you give me a loan? I’ll pay back next month.
Mum: Loan bawo? Do I look like a bank?
Solape: Mummy nau, please…
Mum: You can ask your dad for loan ke. Am I the only parent you have ni?
Solape: Ah! You know daddy will send me back to you. The two of you have a mysterious connection.
Mum: Eh yah, tough luck.
Mum: Is that all?
Solape: Yes, mum.
Mum: Alright. Thanks for stopping by.
Solape: Mummy, it’s not fair o. I’m in need.
Mum: No, you’re not. If you are, you’d do the right thing.
Solape: Mum, the Bible says we should give to the needy and not shut our bowels of mercy.
Mum: The Bible also says you will receive mercy when you confess.
Solape: Hmm, mummy mummy.
Mum: Na so, omo mummy.
(Late evening. Solape returns from the supermarket with groceries. She runs into Omolola).
Omolola: You went to the supermarket?
Solape: Yes. Is there a problem with that?
Omolola: (looks at Solape suspiciously) You said you had no money so where did you get money for groceries?
Solape: What type of question is that? Did you lose money or what? (leaves Omolola and goes to her room)
To be cont’d…
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