Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Swing When You're Winning
Today we were thrilled to discover that Bob's Dad will be refunded €2500 of the €10,500 it cost him to complete his masters degree in nursing .
We have approximately 40 gaping financial holes we could have dropped it into, but it would have been like dropping a sad little pebble down a deep, dark well, never to be seen again...so we had a rebellious thought while we were pottering about in a very pretty garden centre this morning.
We figured that we'll always have debts, but we won't always have a houseful of rowdy kids who need fresh air, exercise and a safe place to blow off steam....
...so we blew the €2500 (before we even have it, which is kinda comical) on a pretty damn amazing activity centre.
Hopefully we should have it in a month (if the HSE honour their promise)....and I still feel giddy with excitement that we were care-free enough (and caring enough) to say let's live in the present.
Sure, we could be accused of being irresponsible, but we have a roof over our heads, we shop in Lidl...and soon we'll have an activity centre dripping with children who are quite happy with beans on toast and shoes from Primark.
Hopefully Bob will have a little energy left over from school to play on it.
His teacher has the boys in until 2pm now, instead of 1.30 and it's astonishing the difference a half an hour makes. She is very ambitious for them and pushes them to the best of their abilities while still loving them to bits...what a cool skill to have. I've mastered the "loving-to-bits" part, but fall short at the disciplined task-master bit...as my recent fiscal transactions testify.
I may be cast into the fiery pits of bankruptcy, but I'll have a few go's on the activity centre before I depart.
Posted by Jean at 10:08 PM