**I love coming home for the weekends, I always get treated like a princess! Last night, I walked through the door and among other things, one of the first things my mother pointed out to me was the amazing cake she had baked while I was away….this is the reason cake loves me so much BTW, my mother has nurtured this relationship, I did not stand a chance. This morning, I woke up to more edible goodies that had been kept away for me while I was away…chocolate covered digestives!!!! If this is not love, I don’t know what is. Of course my mum insisted I share my box of chocolate coated biscuits with my brothers, I would not have otherwise, they had their share while I was away…hmph! Anyway, I did share…which led to the following exchange(s)…**
**Walking into my brothers’ room**
Kathleen: Here, a biscuit for you…(handing one to Andrew), and a biscuit for you…(handing one to Alex). You can both thank your mother, I would not have thought twice about sharing had she not asked me to.
Brethren: Thanks sis…(Or something to this effect, I was in way too much of a hurry to get back to my room and gobble my remaining chocolate coated biscuits!!)
**An hour or so after the first exchange…I returned to my brothers’ room to get some fresh sheets, they are kept there…**
Alex: Yo sis…where’s all the junk food at?
Kathleen: How would I know…you’re the ones that live here full-time.
Andrew: Could you please go ask mum if she would buy us some?
Kathleen: I just came from downstairs, she’s not home. I don’t know where she went.
**With that last-born tone, not believing that his mother went anywhere without letting him know…He had been lying on his bed and this realisation even made him sit up abruptly!**
Andrew: She left the house?! Without telling me? Where did she go?!
**Rolling my eyes because this is exactly the reaction I expected…**
Kathleen: You must have missed the part where I said I have no idea where she went…
Andrew: Oh, okay…
**Another hour or so after the previous exchange, a tentative knock on my bedroom door**
Kathleen: You may approach!
**Bedroom door slowly swings open**
Andrew: Yo sis, I asked mum to buy us some crisps, but she said I ate too much in Kitale last weekend…(There was a family function the previous weekend which I couldn’t make it for…)
Kathleen: Mum is back already?
Kathleen: Well, great job Andrew, way to go and ruin any chances of crisps for all of us! You just had to go to Kitale and feast on everything!
**Brushing off my comment…ha ha!**
Andrew: I was thinking, if you ask, she would have to say yes…
Kathleen: I’m not going to.
Kathleen: Okay, you can come and have one more chocolate biscuit instead of me going to ask for crisps.
Andrew: Okay then…
**Walks into my room and reaches for the pack of biscuits, then makes to walk off with ALL of it!**
Kathleen: I said ONE BISCUIT!!!
Andrew: Just one? Can I at least have two?
Kathleen: You either take one or none at all!
Andrew: Okay, one.
Kathleen: Take one for your big brother as well.
**He finishes that business and leaves.**
**Less than a minute later, another tentative knock on my bedroom door. I already know where this is going.**
Kathleen: You may approach.
**Door slowly swings open and Alex’s head pops in.**
**In a very up-beat tone**
Alex: Heyyyyyyy Sis!!!
**He walks into my room and sits at the foot of my bed, making himself visibly comfortable.**
Alex: So…how’ve you been?
Kathleen: You may have another chocolate biscuit. You may also take another for your little brother.
Alex: Who says I came for the biscuits?
Kathleen: If you didn’t, you can’t leave with any.
Alex: Fair enough.
**…and I finally got to continue with Big Bang Theory in peace! These brothers of mine though, heh heh! As predictable as day and night!**