Sunday, 15 January 2017

3 Parties, Awards and a Decision

Three birthday parties, one awards ceremony, countless trips up and down the same stretch of road, one big decision and a tried Mammy and tomorrow is Monday, sob!

It feels like it's Friday but no


I've spend my weekend in the car honestly I'm thinking of just throwing a sleeping bag in the car and buying a car plug-in kettle thing to make my tea and I'll be set up. I spent more time in the car this weekend then I did anywhere else.
My main outings this weekend were jungle gym places filled with screams, tears, cake, songs, referring etc. I've done lots of chit chat and had some good laughs, because lets be honest we go to our kids parties with a heavy heart thrown in with people who if given the choice we may not necessarily choose to spend time with.  I'm one of these annoying Mammies who wait at the party yup love or loath me I'm there I'll help where I can, but I'm there. I sit have a cuppa and chat with the other Mammy's also waiting around "swapping stories and advice". Who am I kidding we are there for the same reason . . .
Little Red Head had his first football awards ceremony this weekend I was really impressed we had three Mayo footballers and while what they said went totally over my sons head I was impress and encouraged that we are part of a club with such an invested interested in our youth.  It's that feeling of there's something out there for my kids in my community the three lads spoke so well and LRH was so excited about his cert.  I'm told I must purchase a frame ASAP.
Among all the car trips, parties and cake we as a family had to make a difficult decision this weekend.  Last November we entered into something that we thought would go very different and it hasn't.  When you start something and feel like you've failed and have to stop its difficult but when it's effecting those you love you haven't a choice.  We know as a family we've done the right thing but it wasn't easy, people will be disappointed and feel let done.
There you have it, I still feel like it's only Friday night, but my children had a brilliant weekend, I'm thankfully for the lovely parties they got invited to.  The fab friends they have, the mammies aren't half bad either.  The community spirit we got to be involved in on Saturday was special and I may be tired but it's better than being board.