A short post all the way from Tipperary…and yes, about 4 hours driving and a couple of hours of stopping, on your own with 3 year old twins, ensures it IS a bloomin’ long way to Tipperary. But we made it here and it’s always worth the trip catching up with the family. Here we are on our first day, down by the River Shannon.
DT1 took the photos while DT2 tried to fall into the water a few times…imagine the headlines…mummy blogger allows toddler twin to fall into river Shannon while ensuring twin sister takes beautiful blog photos…the Daily Mail would have a field day!!
So, for my kids’ sakes, I gave up the photo opportunity after just a few rushed shots and we headed to a local hotel for refreshments and to use the facilities, which had a rather splendid mirror – just what I’m looking for at home in fact!
As the girls were washing their hands, an elderly (and hopefully deaf) nun walked in and started talking to them. As she walked away from us, DT2 piped up ‘Why is that lady wearing a rug on her head Mummy?’ Now, here’s the thing, how do you explain a nun to a 3 year old? I was stumped .. ended up using the trusty ‘God said..’ escape from awkward kid questions – ‘God asked her to wear it because she’s special to him’…and she bought it! But please, any better responses to this and similar questions…share them with me!