The Housemates seem to have adjusted quite well to their Parenting Task, some more than others but it has surely made them realise what parent-hood is all about.
After Bambam was given a Secret Task by Big Brother, the House came to a standstill when Mito (Miracle and
Anto) realised that their baby was missing.
It was inevitable that there’d be accusations and suspects at the realisation that the baby was missing.
The axe, unfortunately, fell onto Alex who was highly offended that Miracle had accused her. The look on Miracle’s face was that of obvious sadness but the determination to find his baby kept him going.
After hours of going up and down looking for baby ‘Chidera’, Miracle finally asked some of the Housemates for help, while the mother of the baby, Anto, wasn’t part of the search.
Having searched the entire House, the final place to search was the Housemates’ bags, which he asked for permission and they agreed.
The search team which consisted of
Teddy A , Lolu , Miracle and Rico Swavey was hard at work leaving no bag unturned. It wasn’t long before Lolu found the baby inside BamBam ’s bag.
She, of course, denied knowing anything about the baby ending up inside her bag.
What does this mean for their Wager?
A House Divided
A Case of Poor Leadership
When Miracle won the Head of House title, his appointment was welcomed by all, a sign of the esteem that Housemates held him into.
With the title came the privilege to choose who he wanted his partner to be, and of all the girls – including his squeeze Nina – he chose Anto to be his right arm for he said he admired her intelligence.
Though much was expected from Mito’s (Miracle and Anto) new alliance of beauty and brains, halfway through their rule, their leadership is proving quite underwhelming.
They are simply not gelling together: Anto was often left to care for their baby dolls alone, as Miracle had returned to his old ways of hovering around Nina and coming to her help instead.
So when the time came for him to track their missing baby, Anto paid him back by ignoring him and stayed warmly under the bed cover.
The Domino Effect
As for Nina, who had effectively turned into Miracle’s shadow, her pairing with Teddy A (Tena) is also proving challenging. So far Nina has never been the most talkative or expressive person.
Some attribute her shyness to her young age, others to her lack of astuteness. In a way, Teddy A seemed to regard her a negligible asset, and acted accordingly, as he was also drawn back to BamBam, tending to her needs and helping her.
After all, couples that bathe and sleep together stay together. BamBam didn’t look the least concerned with the all-consuming parenting task, instead she left Rico Swavey in charge most of the time, and ran to Teddy A.
Although Bamco (Rico Swavey and Bambam) chat and laugh together yet they don’t glue.
Tobi and Alex presented the same pattern of sporadically hanging out together though when it came to the babies. Yet it is Leo who rushed to Alex’s rescue, way before even thinking of Ifu Ennada whom he was paired with.
As for Lolu, he tried to be accommodating to the volcanic Cee-C (Ceelo), but somehow Tobi always reappears like a magnet which has at least the benefit of freeing him from co-parenting with Cee-C.If there was a parenting prize, it seems that Angel and
Ahneeka (Gelah) would likely win it, mainly because Angel is determined to impress Ahneeka.
What will it take for the bonding to strengthen in the House?
All Grown Up
As a Task, Biggie announced that it was time for the babies to go to the clinic to receive vitamins.
No sooner said than done, four Ninjas entered the House to collect the babies and all their paraphernalia – cots, toys, balloons, bottles – clearing the lounge from a mountain of stuff.
Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?
A few minutes later, Biggie’s voice thundered in the lounge again for Housemates to get ready o welcome back their babies.
Yet again, Biggie proved that he never runs short of tricks. The babies who re-entered the House, had considerably grown into young adults, a phenomenon that Biggie attributed to the wonders that vitamins do to babies. Flabbergasted Housemates could barely believe what was unfolding before their eyes, they looked visibly baffled at the sight of seven teenagers and young adults emerging from the elevator dressed in white onesies complete with babies’ bibs and sucking on dummies.
General hilarity ensued as the grown up babies all wore the names of their parents tied around the neck, and so helped Housemates identify who was their baby.
Hands On and Hands Off
It clearly is one thing to deal with baby dolls as loud as the cries were, and another thing altogether to look after a baby who is taller and bigger than you, Anto who was slouched in the sofa all this time, pulled a long face when her eyes met her son’s eyes, a full head taller skinny young man.
Leo on the other hand seemed to have a hard time soothing his peachy-skinned daughter, while Rico was seated on the carpet playing with his much taller and curvaceous daughter who seemed uninterested in his efforts, until he gave her a piggy-back ride.
As for Teddy A he was the direct recipient of Ahneeka’s suspicious looks when he lifted his attractive long-legged daughter up in the air to swing her around.
To pacify the children and the parents alike, Ifu Ennada walked in the lounge with snacks that she distributed to all.
Yet it didn’t bring any calm to the room.
What do you think will emerge from this new twist?