I was brought up in a rather traditional setting where my dad had this special chair and no one else would sit on it because hey…hiyo ni ya mzee wa nyumba so you can imagine things like hugs were unheard of. I moved out, went abroad…still no goodbye hug at the airport. The first time i came back home, my parents were at the airport and i automatically hugged them. It was very awkward because my dad was stretching his hand to shake mine but i just went for a hug instead. He never said anything until a day later when he had his alcoholic drink. He came home and started narrating how proud he was that his daughter hugged him and how he’s proud of me. I asked him why he never hugged us before and he smiled and said “Unikoni tatiga ûhoro mûingî”…(Unicorn wacha maneno mingi).
Anyway, i know some of us might relate so when was the first time you guys got a hug from your parents and how did it come about. @FieldMarshal CouchP, how come your generation never hugged their kids?
I almost dumped a girl who I later on dumped for another reason. She had this thing of kissing the dad, holding hands with cousins. If that is modern I will invent a time machine to travel back to the stone age.
Dad always asked to us since were many gals …Noo muhiki wakwa? No Unyedete ?Nindemwendete (Who’s my bride ?Who loves me ,I love you )
If you said yes you swing on his arm and get a hug:) so from a tender age we were close , and hugs n a peck …to and from the boarding school.
Mum on the other hand no lovey dovey till wen we joined high school