Social media erupted with diverse reactions when Nigeria’s TV presenter, Morayo Afolabi-Brown said during TVC live breakfast show, “Your view” that though she completely trusts her husband, yet she won’t take chances and allow him bathe their daughter.
“I absolutely trust my husband but I won’t take chances and have him bathe my daughter, because whether we like it or not, there is something flying in the air these days that is encouraging imbalance and immoralities.”
Morayo’s fear was based on increasing rate of sexual abuse of daughters by their fathers.
However, this went viral on social media and earned the presenter a lot of criticisms. In a bid to clarify herself, she said:
“My husband is not a pedophile, he’s a highly responsible, decent man. He can never do anything to hurt any of his children.”
I call this damage control!
My husband bathes my children every morning, including my two daughters (two and four years) and gets them ready for school while I get busy with packing their lunch bags.
My dear, division of labour is needed because I cannot kill myself with work. Especially when I am not competing to win the “African Workaholic of the year”!
Few days ago, when this whole drama of fathers not bathing their daughters started, my husband asked our four-year old daughter:
Hubby: “My dear, when will I stop bathing you?”
My daughter responded:
Daughter: “Daddy, when I am a teenager, like sixteen years old”
Lol…. My hubby and I looked at each other and laughed. Then I said to my hubby, imagine bathing a sixteen year old girl! My dear, even I, cannot imagine that!
I know there are various cases of fathers sexually assaulting their daughters. However, everybody knows his/her partner. If you are not comfortable with your partner bathing your boy/girl, what do you do?
If the daughter involved is a stepdaughter, I may not be too comfortable with the stepfather bathing her. (My opinion!)