I hate Christmas.
And everything that comes with it. (But not the weather, I live for the cold)
The little children running around with excitement with their fake Christmas toys that they’ll most likely forget about when the season is over. The Christmas movies that are dug out of oblivion.
The annoying whatsapp BCs are on another level entirely!
What about all the relatives whose existence I’d totally forgotten about coming to pretend to visit when all they want is to finish all the food in the house. Asking for things like it’s their money we used to buy them.
Please who told all of them that they have to visit? A simple phone call would do. In fact, don’t call. Text. That’s good enough.
So another Christmas is coming. Another seemingly endless round of everything I was ranting about up there. I can’t deal.
I sit up on my bed, thinking about my options.
1). I could call my boyfriend so we can have some chill time togeth… wait, I’m single. How can I not know? I don’t have a boyfriend. Maybe that’s why I’m so angry. I’m used to avoiding everything annoying about this season by spending long hours on the phone talking to my boyfriend. Now I don’t have that boyfriend anymore. sigh. Life is a pot of beans.
2). I could run away. Nah. I have no money. I’d die of starvation before I got 10 miles away.
3). I could just stay here, fake a smile and struggle my way through the day. What’s the worst that could happen? Not like I won’t come out alive anyway.
I look forward to the New Year. When everything returns to normal and all the nosy relatives go back to their homes where they can face businesses that actually concern them. School is reopened. Another good thing. I get to meet and interact with real people, (my 2 or 3 friends), and then I get to showoff to my ex that I’m a better person now and I’ve moved on and pretend to be happy and all when in fact, I really miss him.
But I refuse to be the first one to talk *laughs in pride and petty.* Yeah life is that hard. I can’t wait to see him sha.
Written by Tomiwa Adebanjo and Taiwo Famakinde