No go!

So I’ve been trying to get my niece to listen and sleep in my bed tonight, and let me sleep in the upstairs bedroom, which is actually the attic which has been converted into a bedroom.
She’s having none of it though. She wants to sleep up stairs.
But she doesn’t want my mom to sleep upstairs with her and her brother. Unfortunately though mom has to, since her brother is only six and if he wakes during the night, is likely to fall if he tries to go down the stairs, which are really steep.
She’s 11, so that little bit older, and is less likely to wake up during the night.
I said I’d go upstairs to sleep tonight if they wanted me to. I didn’t mind, but no, its a no go. She’s determined to sleep up there.
So what can you do?

Did you know? April 21st was kindergarten day!

Did you know?
That today is Kindergarten Day? This day celebrates the birthday of Friedrich Froebel (1782), who began the first kindergarten in 1837 in Blankenburg, Germany. The first kindergarten in a public school in the U.S. was started in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1873.


May we…

May we raise children who love the unloved things, the dandelion, the worms and spiderlings. Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards sun… And when they’re grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the ones.
Nicolette Sowder


Family confirmation meal

We had a great night out with the family. Just got home 10 mins ago.
we went to cork international airport hotel. Thats a 5 star hotel. There were a bunch of us, about 40 people in total.
We had an amazing time there. The food was so yummy. We were celebrating my sisters partners cousins confirmation. The little girl whose confirmation it was, molly is her name, she was beautiful.
We all got a 4 course meal. A starter, main, dessert and then tea and coffee.
I had a bacon and mozarella croquette for starters, it was served with salad.
Then for main I had steak, which came with fries, mushrooms, and pepper sauce and it was absolutely mouth watering.
For dessert I had apple crumble with ice cream and custard. Again that was sooo delicious. I am stuffed now. I’ll have to really cut back on portion sizes for the rest of this week. I will just have to try so hard to be good with my food and make good food choices. And mind what I am eating.
It was a nice evening though. I am glad we got to go.



So mom and dad and me just got invited to my sisters partners cousins confirmation. Its next week, on Thursday.

We were invited to the afters of it. I think its a meal somewhere. Not sure where yet as they don’t even know themselves where they are going.

That’s exciting. It was nice to get invited. We always get invites to my sisters partners family events. I wasn’t surprised when this one came today.

Lucky I am not working on Thursday. I did offer to work that day but Brenda didn’t need me she said she had enough people to cover that afternoons shift.

I had already put some money in a card for the little girl. I put 30 euro in a card for her.

It will be nice to go out. Something to look forward to. I’m going to enjoy it.

Children are…

Today’s Quote:
Children have this amazing way of becoming exactly who we tell them they are. If we tell them they are strong, they become strong. If we tell them they are kind, they become kind. If we tell them they are capable, they become capable. Speak life into your kids, so they will have what it takes to tackle their own life one day.
Amy Weatherly