5 Things I Love About My Family. Hey guys, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will 5 things I love my family. Families are everything. Without them, we are nothing. Whether it’s a family with 1 human and a dog, Single parent’s family, A Full house family. Even your friends can be your family because there is a strong bond/connection between you guys. It doesn’t matter. Despite all the family drama, we all go through, I feel we should learn to appreciate them.
5 Things I Love About My Family
Multi – Culture
We are a multi-culture family. Scottish and Nigerian. However, we also have some Italians via mixed-raced cousins. Because we are a multi Culture family, we are exposed to a variety of food. We eat both Scottish and Nigerian dishes as well as other dishes from other countries. Which is fun because I for one, don’t like eating the same food every day. I like to play about with different flavours. Sometimes, I would like to Chinese one day, Thai food the next, Italian, Scottish and Nigerian dishes. Trust me, I can eat the whole world within a week.
The fact we are multi-cultured, we do welcome people from other countries into our lives. We have friends who are from, Nigeria, Thailand, Italian, Sudan, the list goes on. I love the fact we can make friends because it teaches you a lot about life and people. We enjoy getting together, watching movies from other culture, e.g. Indian movies. I grew up watching a lot of Indian movies and I enjoyed it so much that I started singing along with the songs in the movies. My favourite actors and actresses are Shahrukh khan, Aishwarya Rai and Kareena Kapoor.
I would like to think my family are young. I mean, dad is in his 60s, mum is 50 (4 months), I am in my 30 (3 months), my brother is 25, my sister 11 and of course my daughter who is 6 years old. A bit far but I think we have a good age group in the family. So because of this, we are very much present. Or would you say we are old school?
Keeping It in the Family
In my previous post – 5 Things I learnt from my mother, I spoke about how she keeps things in-between the family. Like any family, we all have drama because of our different personalities, different age groups, and yes we are stubborn. We are a very strong-minded individual and when a family of 6 clashes together, it becomes a war. However, we don’t let that issue to go any further than our family members. We just talk things through (when everyone has calm down) over and over again. Sometimes the issue remains unsolved but we make sure that there is some understanding, let bygones be bygones and we love each other to move on as normal.
It is a lot of work to keep the family together. We have gone through so much but we work hard to keep the family together, happy and healthy. It hasn’t been easy. I mean, we moved from a huge 8 bedrooms mansion in Nigeria, where we had drivers, maids and servants, about 8 dogs running around. Living the rich lifestyle of Nigeria, I had a dream of running my own company. To move to Scotland, cold, 3 bedroom house. No servants or dogs around. We had to make a lot of adjustments, which of course caused a lot of chaos in the process, but we made it in the end. And we are still going strong and expanding. For that reason, I am very proud of the family.
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone
If you think you have no one to spend Valentine’s day with, I encourage you to spend it with your family. Whether that is through calls, facetime, Chats, Face to face. Even a simple text. You are nothing without your family. You family made is the reason you are here today. Even if you don’t get along with any of your family members, just for today, for the sake of love. I encourage to pick up the phone and say ‘I love you’.
If you don’t have a family, then call someone who is close to you or who you consider as family. Either way, it doesn’t what how ‘grown’ you are, everyone must go home at some point in life.
I hope you enjoyed this post.
See you in the next one.