As always,this list is not exhaustive………..
When I wasn’t aware maths has changed, again. Who can keep up? Not me ,to my son’s disappointment. I dare you to say “carry the one” next time you are helping with maths homework. It’s a sure-fire way to break an 8-year-old.
When I sang 50 Cent’s In Da Club on the walk to school on my daughters tenth birthday .
When I put my foot down on the tandem feeding and refused to breastfeed Olaf from Frozen.
When I turned down my six year olds request to go out for dinner to the local Italian restaurant. I could have just said no. There was no need to give her a brief overview of taxes, utilities, the cost of food. When I got to the debacle of Irish Water she looked like she was going to cry. I stopped, 10 minutes after I should have, and just said no we are eating a substandard meal ,as usual, at home.
When I wouldn’t let the small child, the toddler, the one who is not yet two and wears nappies, go the bathroom in a shopping centre.
When I was not able to list off 10 interesting facts about Bengal Tigers off the top of my head, whilst driving.
When I took chopsticks off them when they were trying to eat cereal with them.
When I suggested we see if there are any more commemorative Easter Rising events we could attend.
When I got the words wrong to that ridiculous song about once being 7/ 30/ 70 years old.
When I continued to get the words wrong to the same stupid song.
When I made them cry by suggesting we should give up sugar.
When I started conversations with ” Well I didn’t have Google when I was a child and…………”
When I didn’t bring a selection of umbrella’s that we don’t own to collect them from school.
When I gave the small child a red fork and she wanted a purple fork and when I didn’t immediately understand what the problem was because the only colour she knows is blue.
When they read this in the future and think Jesus she is such an Irish Ma.
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