I am often told that I, “Say it as it is.” Or that I, “Call a spade a spade.” And in truth, I do. Well, what else am I supposed to call it? As I have become older, and perhaps a little wiser, I have learned at times it is better to say nothing at all. Or, as a friend of mine recently put it, to deliver a ‘shit sandwich’. In other words, if you are going to say something you know the recipient won’t like, at least lead up to it and follow it with something nice:
I had to attend a parent teacher interview recently. They occur regularly to allow the Primary 1 teacher and I time to sit down and talk about how Lewis is progressing in class. He is doing great. He really is… but, I left with the realisation that my son is not a child genius. However, since then I have been talking to some other P1 mums. It turns out, none of their children are child geniuses either! In fact, I suspect that all of the children in P1 could improve upon their skill set somewhat. I guess it probably comes with the territory of being in P1.
I can hardly believe my two boys are becoming so grown up, now they are one and four! What a journey it has been! Busy, exciting, wonderful, and becoming increasingly, difficult. I love my two boys and wouldn’t change them for the world, however, I am starting to wonder if there is a certain truth about having two children that I was not aware of. A reality for which I was not prepared.
One average day on twitter a blogger called Vicki (@elliebearbabi) reached out to all those Northern Ireland Bloggers writing about parenting and lifestyle to see if there was any interest in having a little meet-up. I don’t think she anticipated much, if any response, but she got one!