17 Struggles Any Nigerian Who Has Ever Lived With A Relative Will Understand

May 11, 2016

1. When they beg your parents to let you come and stay with them.

As a celebrity.

2. When you hear you’ll be staying with that uncle that always dashes you money when he visits.

Winning!

3. How they treat you in the first week:

Like a king.

4. When their family is hanging out and you’re not sure whether you can join or not.

Well, this is awkward.

5. You, trying to get used to their feeding timetable.

Who eats dinner at this time?

6. How they look at you when you say you don’t eat a particular thing:

I don’t eat dog na.

7. You, after staying with them for just one month.

I’m done.

8. When they start dropping hints that letting you stay is just a favor to your parents.

Hian!

9. When they buy something for your cousins and they don’t buy for you.

Is it like that?

10. When you have to follow them to their own church.

I don’t want.

11. When they keep calling your parents to report you.

For what?

12. “So, your parents did not teach you how to…”

Let me hear word.

13. When you’re just travelling home for one week and they make you pack everything.

Na wa.

14. When they start using style to ask you when you’ll be leaving.

It’s not your fault.

15. When they go out with your cousins and leave you alone in the house.

Is it fair?

16. When it’s finally time for you to go back home.

FINALLY!

17. When they start telling you that they’ll miss you.

I’ve heard you.

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