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Monday, 15 June 2009

What does it take to be Number 1...

04:18 Posted by Sir Scribbles 32 comments
Wahala in dis work is not easy and I'm not even getting paid for it, sometimes I sit down and wonder what someone else wud have done in my shoes, if my younger Sis or Bro were to swap places wiv me wud they make the right decision. You see it takes a whole friggin lot to be the first born in a family, especially the first born Male. It's one of the most tasking, demanding, scrutinized, critical, involuntary mandatory jobs a broda can have. No be sey I fill application for the job oh!

My Grandad died wen my dad was just a kid and becoming a man for him was a struggle and most of the time he had to wing it, he's the first son in a polygamous igbo family and I'm sure Nollywood has given you a generic view of the kinda life he had, he had few mentors and he made a ton of mistakes but that's what made him the peson he is today. He let' me freestyle my life too the same way he did his and I've learned alot form him as well as gathering my own share of nuggets for Manhood. He gives me man-to-man lectures as well but usually he just lets me make decisions and we watch the results unfold...

My mum, as you may have deduced already, is a totally different story, She doesn't believe in freestyle and thinks there's a perfect plan for everyone's life and if you miss it you f@ck up! The fact is she doesn't want me to f@ck up my life and sometimes she can be a lil' over zealous in pointing me in the right direction. The bad thing is she is always right, like 90% of wat she says happens and like 90% of the time I don't listen so to do the maths. I've learned to circumvent my mum's many fears and paranoia and I think it's added to my growth as a person and a Man, apparently all the Men around me did the same thing to their mothers lol. I don't tell her everything cos she doesn't need to know everything cos if she knew everything I've ever done or planned to do she'd have a heart attack lol. I love d woman pieces and you'll find it hard to believe that my fun loving, comical and goofy nature is kinda a reflection of hers....except wen she wants to hand out an ass whooping...that one is just her original concept nd no copy copy for that side!

My Younger Sister is the Bomb, she's probably the collest person I know, second to myself ofcourse. She's intelligent and caring but a mean chick wen she needs to be. I think I'm a a lil' bit, kinda, sorta overprotective of her. I've calmed down these days and given her her privacy but I still find myslef worrying and thinking about stuff concerning her that normally shudn't be my business. One day I was wiv a friend and he asked me if he cud get my sister's number,...I nearly break bottle 4 en head...I prefer he got the number 4rm her and I know nothing about it. I prefer my sister dates a guy for a year and then calls me up one day saying she's engaged rather me knowing the genesis of the realationship 4rm day one. I'm weird yes! but that's d way older brothers are built so deal wiv it. We are designed to stalk, check messages on your phone, ask who's calling and wonder why u r appearing offline to us on messenger, I don't so the first two but the last two always attract a very malicious eyeing 4rm my Sis. She tries to hide things from me these days, she thinks I'll overreact, maybe I will and maybe I won't but the longer she keeps her LDR boyfriend a secret from me the more innocent I'll appear wen my mum finds out so I'm not even complaining lol! Wen we were kids she had a lil book where she wrote some of her thoughts, not like a diary sha. In that book she wrote something which I never told her I saw till today but I'll probably never forget. In her diary she wrote

"...my older brother is so smart but in future I want to be smarter than that Big head Scribbles"

Those words hit me like a mallet, It was a sign that I was setting a standard for them, it was a sign that I was doing the right thing wen it came to setting an example. Since then till date she's done better than me in any exam I've ever written be it WAEC JAMB or wateva. I'm so proud of her but I never really tell her cos I like to form "big bro"...I think she knows though

My Younger bro is just my lil disciple, right 4rm wen he was a kid the boy just copies everything thing I do, wen we were much younger my mum wud ask me wat I wanted to eat, if I said Rice he'd say rice, if I changed my mind and said Pasta he's say Pasta as well, he use to prefer wearing my old clothes to newly bought stuff. Even now that he's a friggin old man he still does the same thing, he comes back on break from skool and ransacks my wardrobe asking "Are you still wearing this?" "What about these trainers?" "Shey u know u won't see these shorts again?"
A week before I came to the UK he called me and in the most sincere and solemn voice said "Scribbles, you know now u have to be sending me trainers every month, I want the new Arsenal jerseys every season and some Pound sterling to show off in skool" I told him no problem that as soon as I smuggle my first kilo to Germany I'll hook him up lol...I used "LOL" there o!...I was joking o!...I don't really do drugs!...I SAID IT WAS A JOKE PUT DOWN THAT PHONE U SNITCH!!!

It's a small world we live in you know, wen I was a senior in Sec skool I wasn't d mean type, I usually kept to myslef and tried to avoud confrontation, there was this kid who I use to help in skool, he was a junior and always came to me for money and stuff. A few years later I was in Uni and my bro called me asking me if I knew one Seun like dat...I cudn't remember who he was talking about until he described the kid I use to help back in d day. Apparently that naive broke junior in sec skool left to another skool which my bro was in and became a sort of "big boi" in the boarding house, he terrorised pple and was one of those "don't f~@k wiv me" boys in skool. Seun saw my bro's last name on his shirt and immediately knew he was my younger brother. My bro told me that he's like an Aristocrat in his skool now cos Seun started looking out for him as a way of repaying the favour to me.

The reason for typing this post wasn't even achieved in the end but ironically I doubt it can even be achieved if I wanted it to. I wanted to detail what being a first born child was like but speaking realistically I doubt it can be summed up in one post.

Btw I'm getting closer to the unveiling of my blog idea oh!..don't get to excited o! Just be willing to participate wen the time comes lol!

32 comments:

BBB said...

first.....
!!!!!
hahahah
take dat juicegal and leggy and all u fishing for dis position
for 2day i am no. 1

BBB said...

actually u tried to sum it up.. i a first also and i understand all u are saying., my sis is 17 and she has a bf she in the uni but i still wonder if shes having sex and all that cos i was at her age so its freaking scary cos to me she is a rat....

CultureCynic said...

awww it is good that your younger simblings emulate you that means you got something good going so keep it up love.

mine is flipped, my big bro wants to be like his lil sis....he just doesn't know it yet....lol. i will be the CEO for any company wey 'im start...

ur family sounds cool i can see from the way u talk about them.

'ope u gud?

UnderCover07 said...

Yeah being 1st born is a job that u cnt resign or walk away from...it jst is. Am glad my got it and not me...lol.

Ur sista's goal is so touchin and am glad she's lived up to it!

Ermmm does this ur new blog idea involve u moving/changing ur url and homepage lyk Oga DannyB? I go beat all of una wen no dey stay one place ooo...dem but ant for una trouser?lol

UnderCover07 said...

*my sis

yinkuslolo said...

oh scribs, i liked this post. i tolly relate to that seun case. like i was really cool in high skul and jnr folks always paid me back one way or the other. i mean the gratitude, not bribe oh.

free ur sis oh, its betta the way u are now. cos if u get too much into her business, hmmn. she fit wash u. let her learn slowly. as they say, xperience is the best teacher. ok, that may not be the best of advices.

yinkuslolo said...

as for ur blog idea, i think i can guess what its gonna be

Rene said...

ur blog idea.......can't wait.
So i'm not a first born, actually I'm the last and i must say that i admire my older ones although it's pretty annoying how the look out for me...that's a post for another day. I'm so like your sister in the sense that i always want to be better than my older ones.
this post was freaking one hour ago and i'm still not first...not fair...dis boy u don't want me to sleep o

Miss Natural said...

what blog idea? i enjoyed reading this, u truly are a good first born child..that statement from ur sis touched me :)

leggy said...

lol...do u no im the fourth in my family and i worry about my sisters and not somuch about my brother...my sisters r so smart and they always expect u to do better than them which is very nnoying and hard to keep up...most times ive passed them oh..but boy!!htye are ard to surpass...but im so proud of them!!!

naija shawty said...

oh sir. set that ace for ur siblings. i wish had a sis to take away all my ish. i am sure there is a special feeling attached to that

P'sy-A-wana said...

asides blind(sam), broke, bald, backstabbing,u me and bush are 1st borns, man na hardwork ooo....my sis is coming out wiv a 1st class... so i know wat u mean bout being proud of urs...we might fight all d time, & i mite diss her whenevr but u better respect my lil ones or u answer 2 me...lolP.S ur sis is a lot more responsible than u lol.....

CultureCynic said...

DUDE how many blogs do u have?????? found a naughty one with a dark background and mood...here i was thinking you were a church going lad....mmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm naughty naughty. (wink)...that one is a tad hard to navigate tho....perharps my server just isn't down wiv it or somthing of that nature...BUT i suppose i can drag that mess over to this here space whenever i am pushed...... :P

juiceegal said...

BBB enjoy while it lasts..lol
So i know wot u min by its nt easy bein d 1st child,i'm d 1st too nd most times i ge scared cz i dnt wanna set a bad example for my lil bro.
Can totally relate..nice one.
PS: Do i get insider info bout dis ur blog idea as ur blog wife...lol

archiwiz said...

First time here. Nice blog, great writing. You seem to like writing long posts.... Interesting, for a guy.

Its kinda weird but my position in the fam makes my big bro want to be like me, and my little ones want to be like me. Perhaps that's the curse of the "Ada" or whatevre, but everyone expects volumes from you. Its good when u know someone is emulating you though. At least it helps you understand your limits and boundaries in what you can or can't do. These are part of your "great cloud of witnesses and all."

Tay-mee said...

hiss...erm Sir Scribbles when did you put up this post now, me that I was hoping I cud come and shout first..and this your constant updating..ees not fair oh..ahan..anywaiz lemme not complain too much.

EYYYAA ur an amzing big bro, especiallly for leaving a leagcy at ur school..sniff sniff I always wanted a big bro too..*sigh*

BSNC said...

I feel you, to be the first born is not an easy something. I think i prayed before birth that i don't want to be the first born..

My dad was the first child of his family. I watched him as i grew up, he did good for himself, but its not easy sha. Aren't you the wonderful big brother.

Sir Scribbles II said...

@BBB: Hope u r enjoying the view up there, I'm guessing Juiceegal is not very happy about it lol. Mehn I don't even wonder about my sis and sex cos I'll just diw of hypertension if I add it to my list

@CultureCynic: Yeah I'm gud oh! Unusually short comment 4rm CC why? I try my best to be d best for them but like i said, d work is not easy! I have just one blog oh! I've heard dis same thing b4 sha but trust me I'm a good mama's boy lol

@Undercover07: The idea is just plain fun and I'm even scared pple are expecting too much 4rm it sef. I still think about it till 2day, wonder if i shud tell her i read it or not

@yinkuslolo: Thanks o! I've actually decided to free her so she can make her own decisions and mistakes...except a mistake that gives her a 9 month assignment sha! I doubt you'll guess right...pls u pple shud stop getting worked up jo it's just for fun

@Rene:Mehn u r a gud last born oh, although u guyz always have the job of measuring up which is torture depending on ur siblings. I have to say I'm flatterewiv all d comments sha but first position is something you and juiceegal will have to sort out..my hand no dey there o!

@Miss N: don't worry about the blog idea abeg it's just for jokes so don'ty expect too much. It touched me too like I said nd I'm happy she's following it thru

@Leggy:I even think ur own work is harder cos d bette they perform the more pressure mounts on you. It's a never ending cycle

@naijashawty: siblings aren't all that u know. some of them use ur laptop wivout telling you nd then totally deny wen it's infected by a virus

@archiwiz: u r so very welcome nd we hope to see you again soon. I don't actually set out to make dem long, i actually want them to be short but then i get out of hand lol. So u r d Ada, i like Adas oh cos they always seem to be in control. being d first is like being on big brother u know

@Gtay: U know sey ME, nd bush nd bald be d first sef...dat ur sis go just dey small show for u 4 house ehn...who told u not to read in skool sef.dey play pro like olodo lol

@Tay-mee: eya...wat God did not give u in a big bro he will give in a gud hubby lol! I think I even update to much sef so don't mind me.

@BSNC: Thanks oh i'm trying my best, i swear everything that goes wrong around me my parenst find a way to trace it to me even if i didn't do it...d work is not easy oh




@Juiceegal: I swaer it's not wat u think, I just checked d comments there BBB was all first nd shit lol. You are the first specimen sef so no need for special info

chayoma said...

aww
i want a big brother

Lady Koko said...

awwwww!!!!!!! THIS WAS TOTALLY HEART FLET....and i can only imagine my BIG BRO..writing a similar post to this! SNIFF!!!!!!
......you think you have it bad.....PERHAPS I SHOULD UNLEASH A POST REVIELING THE WOES OF THE *MIDDLE* CHILD......the almost forgooten...the one who lived in everyone shadows...BUHAHAHHAH!!! HOW DO U THINK I ENDED UP LIKE THIS? demanding attention????LOOOOOOL
P.S: scribbles...scribless..my darling scribbles....MWAHHH!!!!!!!!

nameless said...

awww.. i want a big broda!!
:(
i am reali ctouched by this post..
x

Naija bad boi.... said...

i fink i got an idea of wat u mean...i dont have a younger sibling but i have a twin sis...she culd be mean as hell but i know deep down she loves and respects me...she does evrry lil stuf for me u know?
Now one stupid boi that says he's my friend is trying to woo her behind my back..imagine!!! i go put oil for him water...ds my comment is already changing to blog joo....lera....

Adaeze said...

Awwww
let me copy others;
I want a big brother too :-(
I already have one but he seems to hate me and I have no idea why..
I have a question though just curious, allthough it's kinda big ; what do you think made you like that with your younger siblings? When you were lil, did your parents teach you that its ur job to look out for them?
Just trying to figure out my family problems..when I get kids I want to make sure they are true brothers/sisters not like my fucked up situation...
This post was really nice Scribbles. Listen to your mama though. Lol.

Sir Scribbles II said...

@Chayoma: lol...eyaa! So u r not scared of the overprotective nosy nature of us...cos we can be nosy annoying oh!

@nameless: lol...I think I just identified a need in the society, the need for the older brother ehn lol. I'm happy u liked it

@Naija bad boi: guy u know i didn't even knwo u had a twin, how come i neva saw her ehn? Omo siblings dey always show love it just shows in different ways

@Adaeze: If i tell u dat i have d formula or technique to sibling cohesion i'dbe lying, but wat i do know is that it takes alot of big things nd many lil' things to bring pple together. As a kid my mum always made me look out for my younger ones whether by motivation or chatisement. I grew into a sorta default protective mode. Mt dad always got us to do this together. he was an only child in a way so family was important to him. I don't know if I can elaborate on everythinhg here but I know one thing for sure, if you have enuf love nd ur husband has ebuf love there's no way ur kids can dodge it!

Naija bad boi.... said...

oh yeah...and ppl...check out miss kim part 2....advert huh? lol

The Bookaholic said...

So touching...

Funms-the rebirth said...

wow, ur such a good brother.... i have 2 brothers and they r so protective of me too cuz im the youngest. i sometimes have to remind them that im not a teenager again and soon they will have to answer to my husband...LOL... left to them, i may as well stay home and be 6 forever......... great family u have there

CultureCynic said...

just so u kno u r SLACKING...ur last update was yesterday o!!!! and i did not get any alerts in my Gbox so therefore u r officially riling me up for no reason....ummmmm u want me to be here...i am present but u r no where to be found...


and are you ABSOLUTLY sure that you are not the other scribbles???? i have a strange feeling that you are the same person, for starters the person who runs that is versed in IT stuff and so are you, and i dont actually see you "allowing" some other body to be using your name too...ROBERTFORD stop playing mind games with me, U r the other scribbles who lives next to a brothel!!!!!!!!

Maiya said...

I don't know how "bigbrotherism" works in your family but in mine you get the most money all the time so if your getting paid for it the job suppose sweet now? You seem to be doing a good job of it though.

PS- what is LDR?

CultureCynic said...

let the record show that i was here first and ELLY..... honorary first on ze next post!!!! CC has entered, PARKED and left ze building!!

Enkay said...

lol @ listening to your mom.

I think you're a great first born and for a guy too.

Don't get me wrong tho' , just that quite a few first born guys won't be bothered about their siblings or if the walk the straight path.

You're doing good!

Tisha said...

hey