Michael has online history class on Saturdays.
Me: What did you do today?
Him: Lots about Cork in the War of Independence. You, know, Terence MacSwiney and that other Lord Mayor who was shot.
Me: I cannot believe that you can’t remember his name.
Him: Well, sorry, I can’t, what was his name?
Me: Actually, I just can’t summon it to mind right now.
Me to Mr. Waffle: What’s the name of the Lord Mayor of Cork who was shot?
Mr. Waffle : Oh, I can’t think, I know it.
Me: Remember they shot him in front of his wife and children on MacCurtain street.
Mr. Waffle : Ah, is it Tomás MacCurtain?
Smart girl wanted.
In other news, I finally planted the tulip bulbs I got as a present. Will they grow, is it too late to plant tulip bulbs? Update to follow in April.
I went into town and bought various dull items but I fell in love with a head that I want to buy to put above the front door. My menfolk are solidly against it. I am considering. Your views would be welcome.
Mr. Waffle and I are off out for dinner tonight – v thrilling – leaving the boys home alone. I don’t think we’ve done that before, actually but I am quietly confident all will be well.