HAPPY CHILDREN'S DAY!


We are celebrating children's day today and I can't help but reminisce about my childhood.

As a little village girl back in Uzebba, Edo state, Nigeria, a children's day celebration was something I always looked forward to, well every child my age did.

We had fun activities and all. We will usually practice March past and eagerly wait for the big day when we will all be transported to the Local government council secretariat for a march past parade.

On the big day, the council secretariat is filled with pupils from different schools ready for the parade having the small ones like me usually in front of the parade who will have the sole honor of having a handshake with the Local government chairman.

We will all gladly sit on the field afterward, as we munch on our biscuit and gulp down hot fizzle drinks under the scorching Sun while we wait for the result to be announced. Now I wonder why we never felt the sun hot on our skin or maybe life was just a lot easier then.
That was bliss and I will not trade those experiences for anything else in the world.

These days the story is different, especially when the entire world is going through a pandemic and we are all locked in. Even your favorite neighbor has suddenly become a stranger whom you mustn't touch for fear of being quarantined. Can you imagine?

The children of today are facing a new set of challenges and global shifts that were unimaginable to our parents. Our climate is changing beyond recognition. Inequality is deepening. 
Technology is transforming how we perceive the world.

Childhood has changed and we need to change our approaches along with it. Just this morning, Matana, my four years old daughter asked if she could watch TV after morning routines. “TV? On Children's Day, when you should be out there on the field marching your legs out?”
Anyways, this has become most of the world's reality. 


Tana and Tilda
My favorite photo of Tana and Tilda, now they are almost my size. Lol


We will continue to do our best and strive to pave the way to success for our children and make their childhood memories worthwhile, no matter what.

"The power of the word is that life can be launched with as little as a single phrase, an uplifting word, or an act of kindness. Think of the power we give and the impact we can make if we become more intentional about encouraging our children. Our words are often the very things that help create future dreams and sometimes, those dreams are TO BE JUST LIKE US".
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Happy children's day to my little humans Matana aka TanaT and Matilda Aka Ari, aka Tilda, and every child out there.
You all make our world thick!
Happy Children's Day.

©Rachel Jesuseme



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  1. Awww I love this picture in particular.
    Happy children's day to Tana and Ari

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    1. Favourite photo of them. Thank you mama.
      Happy Children's Day to us all.

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  2. This is beautiful. Happy Children's day to your lovelies.
    Really didn't know you're an awesome writer. Keep soaring high sis.

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    1. Awwww! Thank you for the kind words. Please stick around.

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  3. Reminisces indeed. I am reminded again of how the world has changed.

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    1. Sweet memories to cherish forever. Thank you for visiting, please stick around.

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  4. Beautiful..well done sis

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  5. Happy children's Day. Nice write up dearie

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  6. Beautiful memory lane, Happy children's day lovelies.

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    1. Beautiful memory lane indeed sis.
      Happy Children's Day to us all.

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  7. Wow! Happy happy Wonderful and gracious children's day to Aritan.hurray!!!

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  8. Happy Children's Day to all our precious God given gift. They are the rejoicing of our heart.

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    1. Happy Children's Day to them all and they shall continue to make our hearts glad by God's grace. Thanks for visiting

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  9. Beautiful write up. Made me reminisce about my childhood.

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed reading, please stick around. Thank you for visiting sis.

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed reading, please stick around. Thank you for visiting.

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    2. Wow! Thank you, mama, such honor. I love you.

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  11. Lol, honestly the sun was just as hot but the fun took all the stress of the sun away.
    Nice work sis. Happy Children's day to Tana and Tilda.
    Esther

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    1. Lol, you know this sis!
      Happy Children's Day to my lovelies.
      Thank you for visiting

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  12. Beautiful piece, I could also remember our communal life.

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  13. May God continue to protect our children. Happy Children's day.

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  14. Happy children's day to our blessed and favored children. I wonder why most western word don't celebrate children's day?

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    1. Hmmm! I think they do, just the dates varies.
      Happy Children's Day

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  15. Yes, this is our new reality. Lovely picture of the kids. With God, parents will get the knowledge and wisdom to help children enjoy -utilize their seasons right and overcome their present challenges. well done seme.

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    1. Amen and Amen. Thank you so much for visiting.

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  16. Happy Children's Day To all the Children in the world...

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  17. Wonderful piece! Happy Children's Day to every child out there!

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  18. Thank you my oga *smiles*
    Happy Children's Day

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  19. Tana and Tilda. Lovely cuties. Happy children's day.

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    1. And they hail you right back. Thanks for visiting

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  20. Those times when kids would play da hell outta the neighbourhood, then go home when it is getting dark. These days children don't even know who the next door neighbour is. As evolve towards an all electronic "everything dey my house" world let's also note that CHILDHOOD CANNOT BE REPLACED OR RECOVERED ONCE PAST.

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  21. Hmmmmm. My childhood was full of lot of memories!! If I start sharing it ,it will take the entire blog. Lol

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