- 13 days ago

"She walks towards him, takes his little hand in hers and gently kisses it." #ItsMeAndEthan…
h J R

- 23 days ago

"We would have to save for it but it is worth saving the few Euro for a few weeks especially for people like Ethan…
h J R

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1 day ago

It's me & Ethan

My final 5 year old 🙄

He has a way with words and often leaves me with my mouth wide open, or hiding my face or trying my best not to laugh...

I should scold him (more often) instead I find myself hiding my laughter from him more and more these days 😳

I've been keeping a list of some of his words of wisdom and well, read on...🤐

"Mammy you're only half smart, you wouldn't understand" -when I questioned his idea of how metal is 'born'

"Don't you be spreading my boldness" - when he over heard me explaining to his daddy why he found his little darling sitting on the stairs looking sad.

"Tell daddy snoring isn't good for me" - informing me he heard his daddy's snores last night, "and mammy, you do talk too much at night" (I talk in my sleep, apparently a lot 🙄)

"They all play games I don't like, so I play alone... They come back, they always do mammy, I'm a good gamer" - explaining to me why he didn't play with the kids on the school yard on a particular day, but assuring me that he isn't bothered.

"Is it a respite day? I miss Ethan but it's nice to get a break, do you know what I mean" - he's five.

"Don't hoover up my lego, I'll pick it up..." then under his breath... "I'll learn to hoover and then I'll hoover up your coffee cup" - is that a threat or something I should be worried about? Or is it an indication of me drinking too much coffee 🤔🍵

"I'm sick as a dog. Do dogs get sick? If they don't, I'm sick like a child but if dogs get sick I'm as sick as them,just like Grandad" - my dad uses that expression 'sick as a dog' everytime he has as much as a sniffle 🤧

"Shall we have crab fish, for once, if you're able to manage it " - wondering what's for dinner...

"Mammy do you think Mimi knows I'll be hungry?"
"You've just had your dinner, we are only going for an hour, you'll be fine"
"Yeah sure mammy. But I think I'll have some of Mimi's food anyway. She's a great cooker" - Mimi is my mammy and yes, she is known by all for her home cooking😁

"Dee why is Aquaman in the shopping basket with play food?"
"He's still Jesus Christ mammy and he's having a take away, you can call him JC if that suits ya better" he adds

"Mammy I'm sick. I need all the medicine but not the poop one. Thanks. So just the calpol and the nurfin" (he means nurofen)

"Mammy I believe you and daddy eat sweets at night time. I'm telling Nanny, granddad J, Mimi and grandad W so you are getting in trouble"

And finally, for now -
"I hurted my leg today on the yard mammy, the mental thingy hit me"
"Were you looking where you were going Dee?"
"Yes. It moved, so I'll experiment tomorrow to see if it could be the Sliver Surfer"
"It's not Dee. You have to look ahead while you run, not behind you"
"Mammy if I do that, I won't know if I'm close to getting caught or not, ahh mammy, you're still only half smart "

This half smart mammy has a thick skin, thankfully 😂🤣🤔😋

Any of your kiddies have these 'wonderful' way with words too? Say I'm not alone 🙏

#fiveyearoldswisdom #bloveethan #itsmeandethan
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3 days ago

It's me & Ethan

Oh Valentines Day is well and truly alive in our house❤️💕🏡

There have been gifts left at the door - not my ideal gifts 🍖 but gifts all the same(suppose it is the thought that counts🤔)

There have been taps on the sitting room window and even gentle nudges towards the door.

There's even been a strut across the windowsill to ensure we all see how this valentine works😉

We have had tears inside the house 😢

Whimpering and sulking as we are keep them apart 😩

We are being ignored when we give instructions 😒

There have been a few attempts at opening the front door to go outside to meet this valentine😐

We have had to put our blinds all the way down and our feet down. 😕

We've explained over and over how babies are made but to no avail... 😑😏

We've even thrown water to cool the valentine down but alas it has only increased their love...

He comes back daily, nightly and even in the morning. 🙁😑

On some level I admire his determination 😎😂

He has a collar & a tag but is a seasoned valentine as he won't let us close enough to read his name or phone number. 🤣

Yes; our innocencent, pure Lola is being targeted by the Valentines of Jack Russells and we think she's a little in love with this valentine Jack Russell ❤️😂😑

They grow up too fast, eh?! 😂😭

Is there a hot romance going on in your home?

Other than our wonderful partners who have secretly booked a trip to Paris on a private plane ✈️👀🙏🤞🤞🤞🤞

Please enjoy the lovesick dogs below as I snapped a few pictures of Mr Jack Russell doing his thang...

#valentinesday #bloveethan #itsmeandethan #puppylove
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2 weeks ago

It's me & Ethan

From the little boy who cooed up at me,
To the moody teen who sometimes snarls at me.

From the little boy who snuggled on my lap,
To the teenager who towers above me.

From the little boy who believed new runners made him run faster,
To the teenagers who feet keep out growing highly sought after runners.

From the little boy who kissed and cuddled freely,
To the teenager who's mood dictates this mother's cuddling.

From the little boy who loved cars, trains and Mario kart,
To the teenager who's arguing over how much longer he can play fortnite.

From the little boy who loved a bedtime story,
To the teenager reading books before bed.

From the little boy who held my hand,
To the teenager who links my arm(in certain public spaces!)

From the little boy who adored his older brother,
To the teenager who became the older brother.

From the little boy who danced and sang,
To the teenager bopping his head while tunes play in his ears.

From the little boy who regaled me with stories of school,
To the teenager who tells me it was all grand, there's nothing to tell.

From the little boy who always needed me close by,
To the teenager who would rather I walk a mile behind.

From the little boy who laughed at my jokes,
To the teenager who reminds me I'm lame.

From the little boy who stole my heart as I held his new born body,
To the teenager who gives me a kiss when I least expect it.

From the little boy who came into this world 6 weeks early,
To the young man standing head and shoulders above me -

Happy 14th birthday sweet J, we are very proud of the man you are becoming - just slow down a little and give me a cuddle 😉😍

#14thbirthday #bloveethan #itsmeandethan
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  1. Did you ever find out what the canteen lady’s name was? I have 2 aunts who work there and was just wondering if it was one of them. Because the way you describe her sounds like them both. But all the staff are so kind and get little or no recognition for the job they do. So from myself and the many times I’ve spent overnight with my 3 boys (ESPECIALLY my eldest son now 18) thank you ladies from the bottom of my heart xxxx

    1. Hey Suzanne! Yes I did indeed. Nora is the lovely ladies name! Yoou’re absolutley right, there are many amazing ladies and gents working there, that’s for sure. Thank you so much for taking the time to get in contact. Wishing you and your boys well x

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