Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A healthy mind in a healthy body.

We have a healthy eating policy in school which can be a little difficult to enforce sometimes. I give a star  to whoever has that day's "Healthy food" as an incentive. It's completely random, one day it's salad, the next, a piece of fruit, another a bottle of water. I like to keep them on their toes.
This particular day I announced

"Brown bread".
There were cheers from those who had it, and groans from those who had the sinful white stuff!

After all the stars were given out, one little fella approached me warily.
"Miss Noeleen, does "toast" count?"
"Well it depends. Is it brown bread?"

He hesitated for a moment and then replied
"Well, it is now!"
He got a star for thinking outside the (lunch) box!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As you rear your pup............

There was a wise old woman in Raharney who used to say
"As you rear your pup, you have your dog!"

I thought of this as I was sitting on my couch catching up on the box set of Game of Thrones. What happens when you set no boundaries for a child, give them everything they ask for and let them believe that they are the centre of the world?
 Later, when they become teenagers, they are surrounded by people who are afraid to say NO to them and actually assist them in their ridiculous demands.

It seems you end up with this.......
Or even worse, this...........