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What’s with the Potatoes? Ello’s Latest Toys


My 15-month old boy Ello has a very interesting habit. Each time he sneaks from your presence, it is very obvious where he has gone to sneak into. You don’t need to mount a thorough search for him, because he is very predicable. There is only one place he is likely to be –his favorite place where he has discovered a new toy. Potatoes! Yaani waru’s! I have NO idea what his obsession with potatoes are. Really, I don’t!

Sometimes he recruits his older brother into his obsession.

For some reason my boys love the kitchen. Remember the time I wrote about how Kitty used to transport the entire kitchen into the sitting room? Oh well, now his brother loves potatoes. Yaani waru’s!

These my boys, I totally love them :) And you? Is there anything your kids do that just totally makes you shake your head in amusement?



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Maryanne W. Waweru is a Kenyan mum raising her two sons in Nairobi. A journalist, Maryanne is passionate about telling stories and hopes that through her writing, her readers learn something new, feel encouraged, inspired, and appreciative of what they have in their lives. Maryanne's writing focuses on motherhood, women and lifestyle. "Telling stories is the only thing I know how to do," she says.


  1. Hilarious! Probably they will become great cooks. Adriel our son has a thing for plastic containers for packing food. He will carry all of them and the lids to the sitting room after ‘ washing them the way mum does’ and the rest wacha tu. Woe unto the sister if she wants to partake in his plastic containers world. World War III ! Yaani if I make pancakes I ve to put in a specific blue plastic lunch box for him to eat otherwise I will have drama.

  2. Too cute 🙂 My Nekesa loves to invade her grannies vegetable stand in her kitchen whenever we visit. She will peel all the onions and garlic then take a bite out of every tomato.


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