I was working with Senior Infants yesterday. One of the little girls was all excited and told me her news.
"I'm going to be a big sister before St.Patrick's Day! Mammy is getting me a little brother or sister!"
As I actually taught her mother many moons ago, I was especially happy.
"That's great news. Tell Mammy that I said Congratulations."
The little girl looked at me in horror.
"I can't. It's a secret. She told me not to tell anyone".
Well pet, you've just told the whole class of 32 kids, who are now going to go home and tell their Mammies the good news. Moral of the story: If you want to keep a secret, DON'T TELL YOUR UNDER-8 YEAR OLD!