Cynthia Starts School
Mrs Lucy promised her husband that she will take care of little Cynthia and also provide her with standard education up to University level. When it was time for Cynthia to start school, Mrs Lucy enrolled her into one of the best schools in their state capital which was not too far from the market where she sells garri. She would prepare breakfast and lunch before going to the market, where she sells garri. She would wake up by 4:30am and start preparing for the day’s activities while Cynthia would be asleep. Around 6:30a, She would wake Cynthia up, bath her, dress her up for school. Before 7:30am, Cynthia is already in school.
Cynthia returns from school around 1:30pm. They normally dismiss around 1pm.Her mother always go to her school to bring her to the shop where she sells garri. As soon as Cynthia returns from school, She will carry already dished lunched and eat.
When they must have gotten home, Cynthia will go outside to join the other children in the neighbourhood to play. As they aid that .They did not care whether their clothes would be dirtied or whether it will be a burden on their parents while washing the clothes.
While playing, A boy of six years old collected Cynthia’s playing toy, Give me my toy, said Cynthia to the boy, Which toy? Wait I want to use it. No, give it to me. Cynthia replied. The boy refused and this resulted into a fight between the both of them, Children go back to your mother’s house it! It is already getting dark. The woman directed them as she left the children for her house. The darkness had started creeping in. Other children were now withdrawing to their houses. Cynthia took her toy and left for her home. As she was going back, she heard sound of foot falls and she look to her back; it was her mother coming back from market with another woman.
Cynthia ran towards her with a song: Mummy welcome oyo yo, Mummy welcome o yo yo. She embraced her mother with great force that she nearly fell down. She helped her mother by carrying the small kitchen chair she took to the market.
Lucy and the woman parted ways as they said good night to each other. When they got home, Mrs. Lucy brought the snacks she bought for Cynthia.
Cynthia has taken the common entrance examination. There was every indication that she would secure a place in Owerri girl’s secondary school. It was a distant of one hundred and eighty kilometers from their place. Mrs. Lucy had sworn to give Cynthia the best education even if it meant borrowing. The reason was that as the first and only child, she had a good start in life; she would in turn help to take care of the family.
Cynthia in fact deserves to be given the best as any other good parents would do. She was an Obedient, Reticent and hardworking girl. Her mother decided that if she eventually secures admission, she would make sure she lives in a boarding house.