Today Won Me…

What an absolute shit Monday. Pure shite. One of those Mondays it just feels you did absolutely nothing right. I was drenched doing the school run this morning because like an eejit I sauntered out in a light jacket with no hood… in Ireland…in November. Hello common sense?? The Youngest was like a bag of rats after pre-school.  Jesus I couldn’t do anything right for him. Even the way I presented him with his yogurt was apparently wrong! The Pièce de résistance was the the Eldest telling me the teacher wanted a word. Heart sunk. It’s like being back in school yourself all over again and being sent to the […]

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Cheeky Kids!

  I don’t know when my kids stopped being so angelic… or if they ever were. The eldest has definitely taken on the roll of ‘Cheeky little sod’ since turning 5. And the youngest tends to copy his big brother.. This morning they were in trouble for one reason or another, and I threatened Santa’s naughty list. “Santa’s watching you know, you’ll end up on the naughty list and you’ll get coal for Christmas!” The eldest has an answer for everything at the moment. He called my bluff. “That’s ok Mammy, I don’t mind if he gives me coal, I just won’t play with it.” The youngest got on board […]

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Halloween

Halloween is a lot different to when I was a kid. (I feel old even using that expression) I remember Halloween as just a one day event – actual Halloween day – and my costumes were usually along the lines of a black sack as a cape, coal on my face and a cardboard witches hat. There was one year that I made a ghostbusters costume from cereal boxes and tinfoil which was pretty cool!. I wish I had a picture … although it’s probably likely that it was actually shit and I just can’t remember! My trick or treat bag (a normal plastic bag) was usually full of monkey […]

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Hectic Wednesday…

Wednesday is always a bit hectic in our house. It’s fine ’til 12.30 when it’s time to collect the youngest from pre-school, then it just becomes exhausting and chaotic.  The eldest has after school activities on a wednesday, so between 12.30 and 4.15 I am in and out of the car a total of 8 times!! Collect the youngest, home. Collect the eldest, home. Bring the eldest to theatre, home. Collect the eldest from theatre, home. It’s normal by the last collection on a wednesday for me to start loathing the site of the car..!  Today two things happened to add a sprinkling of extra stress to the day.. you […]

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The Second Blog…..

This weekend me and the kids took the train to the country to visit family. Normally we drive but decided the kids would enjoy a bit of public transport for once! I reserved seats for the kids and was stuck in a fairly embarrassing situation when a couple where sitting in them. It was very awkward but they were apologetic and moved for us. I was full of “sorry, sorry about that, sorry again, thanks.” As it turns out I was looking at the wrong seat numbers on the tickets and turfed the poor couple out of their own seats. Felt really bad but sure what’s done is done.. Kids […]

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