Home Alone with Jude’s mother – part 3
Before now, whenever I hear people talking about how evil, mean and wicked some mother inlaws can be, I used to think that, they were just making those stories up or maybe, they were relating to a Nollywood movie they watched.
I never knew that, I would be having a first hand experience on the extent some mother inlaws can go.
It was my earnest intention to bond with Jude’s mother, but the woman was so mean, she wasn’t even giving me the face, so I decided to park up and be on my lane.
I was feeling hungry and I decided to make something to eat.
I went to her in the room and asked her if she had a particular food in mind she would like me to make for her, but she didn’t respond.
Then I told her that, I was about making porridge yam, if she would like me to add her stomach or I should make something else for her, but she still didn’t respond.
Then, I was already feeling irritated by her attitude.
If not that I was still in the process of becoming Jude’s wife, I would have released a statement that would got her into crying her world.
I was tired of experiencing severe heartbreaks, so I wasn’t ready to give chance to anyone who would come inbetween Jude and I and not even his mother.
So I left her and went to the kitchen. I brought out yam and started peeling.
While I was still peeling it, she entered the kitchen and headed to the fridge.
She opened it and shut it back after checking the contents that were inside.
While still wearing her mean face, she left without making eye contact with me.
Seeing her reactions, it beckoned on me that my position in Jude’s life was about to face some obstacles.
But I exhaled deeply and said to myself that I was ready for her.
After I was done with the food, I dished out a small portion and ate.
I went to her again and informed her that, I was done with the cooking, if she would like me to dish for her, this woman still ignored me.
So I left and went to the living room and started watching television.
The mistake I made was not calling Jude and informing him what was happening. It brushed my mind to call him but, I ignored it, so that it doesn’t appear like I was already complaining about his mother.
I thought that, I had everything under control, not knowing that, she was so mean.
“Jude told me that, his mother is excited to meet me, does it mean, she lied to him?
Or could it be that, Jude lied that his mother is excited to see me, so I can dump everything I was doing and run straight to here?” I kept wondering, trying to understand why the woman was showing me very mean attitude. I then arrived at the conclusion that maybe, they were testing me, to know the type of wife I would be to him.
I then sighed a relief because that was the only idea that made sense to the strange attitude the woman was exhibiting.
I then said no problem, and decided to play along.
While still watching television, Jude arrived.
And with a happy face, I welcomed him warmly.
He responded, but not looking too happy.
I noticed he was carrying something that smelled like food.
“Is that food you are carrying?”
“Yes, because you have decided to starve my mother. If she was your own mother, tell me, won’t you rally around and make atleast something for her to eat?”
I noticed his facial expression, he looked so disappointed and unhappy.
I was so shocked.
Before I could reply and explain myself, he already rushed to the room where his mother was.