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How You Know You Grew Up In an African Home

How You Know You Grew Up In an African Home

 

  1. The ice cream tub is never ice cream

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  1. Exercise was not optional

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  1. Religious practises are non-negotiable

 

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  1. Sleepovers are mythical, unless they know your friends’ parents really well.

 

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  1. “Clubbing and nights-out” are not real words

 

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  1. Anything can be turned into a weapon for discipline matters
  1. You learn to clean before you learn to talk

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  1. Your parents are technically Demi-Gods, if they say the sky is pink then the sky is pink

  1. Crying is strategic, not emotional

 

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  1. You can’t date until you’re married

 

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  1. Anything less than an A is a fail

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  1. You’re career options are quite limited
  1. Everyone older than you is introduced as auntie or uncle

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  1. Best way to commit suicide is yelling, slamming a door or rolling your eyes at your parents

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  1. As an adult, you realise that your childhood would have made a really good comedy show.

Note: This article is NOT a stereotype on all African families. With such a diverse range of Africans, it’s hard to compartmentalize African characteristics into one box. This list is simply my experience and stories my friends have shared with me.

 

 

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