Does anyone have an idea of how many kids have been beaten up by their parents by virtue of being guilty by association? Your friend does something and the mothers gang up and involve you in something you are not even part of? Most males understand this completely but for women it’s different. If your friend is riding with taxi drivers and your mother finds out, usually it can even be just a rumor, that friendship is automatically cut! It’s considered contagious if your child’s friend is doing negative things hence why as parents we want that friendship over with immediate effect! Nelisa was different though, she was soon to be family and beautiful as she was I am certain would be attracting even more sugar daddies. What kind of a parent would I be to be so naïve to the appeal of such vile people to out daughters? With the perks they come with girls find it appealing, and those who don’t have one envy girls getting these nice things and ultimately the child you love is used as a scuftin for a mere extra rand! Have we failed so bad as society that a 50 year old man gets to stick his old used up schlong into your grade eleven daughter and people call it normal? No I could not accept that. I did not want my daughter near his daughter! One day when you are mother, whether you are sleeping with sugardaddies right now or not you will understand the pain and sense of failure in what I am talking about!
I watched the car drive because this was yet another shock to my system on a day of many. I was speechless. The nerve of these men though, I clap once tu! I tried calling my husband because I needed to fix this but as soon as I dialed I changed my mind and decided that no, Lintle should fix it. I had my own apologies to make but she must learn responsibilities. The doorbell rang as soon as I walked into the house! What the hell? She had just left! I was so irritated but I open the door regardless. It was not her, it was a lady I had never met with a young boy of 16 or 17. I almost jumped in fright because strangers at your door this late in Jhb is definitely not something you want.
“I am sorry to disturb you so late!”
The lady then out of the blue pulled the boy by his ear and said,
“Say what you have to say right now!”
She hissed at the boy. I managed to look behind them and there was a black mercedes in my driveway. I knew exactly who this was! I folded my arms across my chest. Perhaps it was instinct I don’t know it just happened.
“I am sorry maam I picked up your daughter from school! I am sorry I skipped school and I am the reason why kids are bad these days!”
She hit him on the back of the head with a clap and made the pop sound.
“You are not done!”
She said, really!
“Ma’am may I please apologise to your daughter too for the part I played!”
I didn’t hesitate at all! Why could I not be this mom whose son was completely and totally terrified of? Why? I could see the fear in his eyes! He was not even faking it because his mother was not either!
I shouted. She came downstairs immediately. When she saw him she immediately ran back upstairs saying,
“I am not dressed properly!”
Of with the mother of the boy just rolled her eyes! It was actually funny to be honest. She came downstairs after I called her name again.
“Hi hi how you?”
She said so sweetly. The child could not even see that now was not the time to be cute. Her friend was in trouble and to make this sink in the mother smacked him again on the back of the head. The way he was so embarrassed even I felt for him. You know how these boys want to be cool all the time, what do they call it again, swag! It was all but stripped off him.
“Lintle I am sorry I pulled you out of school! It shall never happen again! I have no drivers license and that was irresponsible. I stole my mothers car, she didn’t give it to me like I lied to you. I am actually 16 and not 18.”
He said. Lintle is an idiot shem! She burst out laughing when he said that but it was more out of disbelief than actual humor! Then there was realization and a scowl on her face!
“Young lady apologise to this lady too!”
I said to her. Only after the words came out did I panic. I forgot that her being Lintle she could say something to embarrass me but I think the shock of seeing her crush humbled like that made her lose her stubbornness.
“I am sorry maam! My mum already hit me for it. I won’t do it again!”
Overkill but I will accept that for now! The lady said her goodnight and that was that, she dragged him by the ear all the way to the black mercedes.
“When you are done apologising call your father and apologise for lying! You broke his heart!”
I said coldly.
“Ah I can’t believe Nelisa told you! She is such a traitor!”
She stomped her feet angrily on the floor.
“No she did not tell me. I was standing outside your door so I had you chuckle at the fact that you could have destroyed the one man who loves you to death!”
She looked at me stunned!
“Wow mom are you really now spying on me! Really mom! How low can you sink!”
I just felt my hand go up, I could not stop it, and I slapped the smugness off her face!
“Now go call your dad!”
I said as calmly as possible!
“How am I supposed to call him if I have no phone?”
Her one eye was red and the tears were streaming down her face! Her fear and shock also made her realize that mommy was no longer playing her games! She had asked me a good question. I debated with giving her her phone back and decided against it. She will use my phone. I told her to go get it on my bed upstairs so she can make the call. She went and came back. I heard her tell her father how sorry she was about what had happened. She said that she could not control her temper lately and she needed help. She asked if she could talk to someone and if we could arrange that for her because she did not want to be this person. My baby was admitting that she needed help. Finally we had turned a corner! Finally!
I went to my room and started packing for tomorrow. I was not taking the train because I wanted to go see the private investigator. We had a lot to discuss according to him. I did not want him coming to the hospitals because people would know my business. Frustrating. I packed my handbag and made sure I put my bank cards because I had to withdraw money for him.
In the morning Khanyi took her transport. This time I was certain she was going to school. I tried calling Sizwe but he ignored my calls. I sent him a message to apologize. On my way to work a light came on in the car. It was not end of month yet but I did not have fuel. What the hell? I should have taken the train! I decided to stop at the garage. I asked for a full tank gladly, the man did my window, even added a pint of oil. He then came and told me I owed r743.
I took out my bag to pay.
My wallet was missing! Complete with all my bank cards. I could feel myself boiling.
I screamed out loud startling the attendant!
She had stolen my entire purse and I know she was angry for the clap! She better not destroy my cards!
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto (fb)
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I went through a rough patch the past months! I dont even know where to start! Mike i went through pregnancy alone, baby daddy only went with me to a couple of doctors appointments. He was not there for me. I always told him that but i made peace that i was all alone in this. In Jan before I went on maternity we patched things up as he didnt want his child to be raised by someone else. I gave him another chance…when i gave birth he was there.. He was part of our lives me and baby he left his job and did a course in Vip protection in Jan in order for him to better his life. In march he started to get sick and unfortunately he pass on. I never felt so much pain in my life… but we communicated until the day he passed. His brother phoned me and told me that his mother say i should not attend the funeral because there will be a lot of feet as baby is only 2 months old. Mike i didnt go i feel she (mother)denied me closure… I am so hurt i cry every day… Its a month since his passing but i cry everyday. I have known him for 8 years and i was not suppose to bury the father of my child. She has never seen the baby nor contacted me eva since… I think i am busy loosing my mind because im hoping that he might call or come see me as i didnt c him going down to the ground…i never thought that any person can b so selfish… I am just wondering do i tell my child when she is old enough what her fathers people did …….can i be anonymous