Where two or more tiny tots are gathered, you have a petri dish! The products of this petri dish have been known to not only circulate within the originating gathering, but to also jump unto innocent bystanders like parents, teachers, and other caregivers, knocking them out . Regarding my brief hiatus, that is the long and short of it :-).
I am a self-confessed Ijebu-garri-soaking addict. Preferably in extremely cold water with epa yinyan (roasted peanuts) or kuli-kuli alata (spicy fried peanut cakes). As they say, the apple does not fall far from the tree – my father has this “delicacy” for dessert after his dinner almost every day. And when he is leaving the country’s shores for any reason, he always has his ingredients among the items in his suitcase so he doesn’t miss a fix :-).
Master Energizer Bunny (EB) and Miss Adorable Bun (AB) also love garri ! During their recent bout with the products of the petri dish, when appetites were low, the one thing I knew EB would ingest for sure was garri; so when all else failed at dinner time, I would administer a fix to enable him have a full tummy so he could sleep well. I now have to time my own fixes to coincide with their absence, or hide in the toilet so I do not get disturbed!
EB and AB also love kuli-kuli alata. Their love for it is so great, that it now serves as the perfect silence mechanism, i.e. whenever I am in their company and need 5 – 10 minutes of quiet, I administer a few pieces of kuli-kuli and every where goes ssshhh as they focus on savouring every bite as they chomp. Hence, there is no need for candy in our home .
So, can we deduce from the foregoing that this particular addiction is hereditary :-)? What interesting “addictions” do you or anyone you know have?