It’s a funny old world isn’t it? One minute you’re bringing a tiny baby back from the hospital and haven’t got a clue what to do next, and the next minute you’re standing in your kitchen, bleary-eyed, making that same tiny baby a ham and cheese sandwich* for their school lunch box. Everyone always says, “they grow up so fast”. I am finally starting to believe them.
I have two children growing up at alarming speed, both boys, and with the eldest now a full month into school life – a full month, already - I can now officially call myself a ‘school run mum’. Although very much a newbie, I hope to share the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the good, the bad and the ugly of school life with you through this blog.
The old saying ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ still holds true in cyberspace, so as I confess to my own trials and tribulations here at schooldays.ie, please join the debate, comment, share your experiences and pass on your tried and tested hints and tips for dealing with difficult issues.
Whether you’re a parent battling with hormonal teenagers at secondary school who only communicate with you through cryptic text messages, or have children just starting primary school who don’t understand why they can’t wear their Buzz Lightyear costume to school, join me here every week as we journey through these school years together.
*If anyone has come up with anything more creative than a ham and cheese sandwich, and which their child will actually eat, please, please let me know!