And the comments that followed his post came as follows. (I’ll represent the different commenters with two distinguishing alphabets)
WU: I’m curious, what would be your reason for not letting your son do this?
CA: Why would this toddler be allowed to make choices already? *smh* Ndi ocha and their weird ways…
WU: It’s Halloween. The toddler didn’t say he wanted to have a transgender surgery.
CA: Na so e dey start. Tomorrow, he will choose to go to school with heels. Mbok!
WU: Lol. smh
BM: It’s Halloween, so the kid gets to pick the costume.
TN: You guys sef. It’s called dress-up, in Halloween, you dress like whoever you want or like.
CA: Calm down missy. I know what Halloween is.
WU: Are you sure? Cos you seem to think Halloween is the gateway to your pikin turning into Caitlyn Jenner.
CA: *In Uche Elendu’s voice* Hian! Amam biko!
CA: And no pikin of mine is turning into Caitlyn Jenner. Even if you have to be gay, you have to be mando biko. Do your runs in coded manner. I can’t deal!
It was at this point that I decided to share this chat on Kito Diaries, for us to talk about these issues – parenting, children, the unconditional nature of the love family is supposed to have versus the instinct for self-preservation of family members.