I’m like 7 in this picture. But then, who’s asking?

Dearest Chommy Cho^,
How do you feel at 9?
I know you can’t wait to finish primary school
Don’t be in a hurry for secondary school
You will go to 3, excel at all but like none.

#No breasts, hmmm, don’t worry!
They will come out in due time
But you will always have the smallest chest
Even that one in the womb*
Yes, hers will be bigger than yours

Chommy Cho, stop being afraid.
Your own periods won’t start till some time in three years
It will be painless at first
But when the pains start in another two years
Don’t worry, you won’t die.

You will fall in love in SS3
Hard, hopelessly.
You will leave him in pain but you will both be fine
It will help you to be strong
When two other men break your heart before 25

No, you still can’t dance if your life depended on it
Yes, you are still obsessed with hair
No, you still don’t have straight teeth
Yes, you are still a picky eater
And no, you still can’t pronounce the ‘r’ sound

About the pimples, don’t worry about them ooh
All these chemicals you are eager to try out
They won’t do anything to clear them out
They will still be there at 24
Arrogantly coming and going as they please

Chommy Cho, dearest ChayomaΒ°
Take it easy, at 23 you will be advised to get braces
And you will be failing as a member of the fitfam
But don’t worry, other than these minor glitches
You will grow up very well.

Yours lovingly,

Chioma at 24.


*My youngest sister was born 3 days after my 9th birthday.

^Cho as in sore. That same ‘o’ sound for Chommy

Β°Chayoma as in chai-yo-mah

# I have absolutely no idea why I was worried about breasts at age nine. Just one of the very weird things about me.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Published by clandie

Most loved daughter of a King. Lawyer and aspiring writer. Hair lover and everyday story teller.

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