Business as Usual

I wrote something the other day that was a little more serious than things usually are here.  (I mean, lets be real, this is mostly a storage cabinet for my favourite YouTube videos these days.)  Broadsheet picked up on it, and suddenly the hit rate was increasing by hundreds in the timeframe in which I would have been lucky to get one hit before!  I wrote what I wrote not to be dramatic, but because I wanted to make a point.  The point was (and is) that there is no real difference between kids in care and you and I, and that support was (and is) key in determining whether kids with uncertain beginnings become successful.  I’ve gotten a lot of feedback since then, most of it really nice and all of it appreciated.  One of the things that has been said most is that I am “brave” which is kind of strange for me because I don’t feel brave at all.  I am a normal person, living a pretty normal life with (these days) a pretty normal family.  I am not ashamed of the things that have happened in my life, they are a reality not just for me but for lots and lots of kids in Ireland and beyond.  What happened in my life when I was younger has had minimal impact on me because of the fact that I had supportive and loving people in my life, which is what I feel every individual is entitled to.  I am hopeful that we will see changes as a result of what was revealed in this week’s report.

Anyway, the point of this is to say that things here are going back to normal!  So, here is a funny YouTube video in which you may see reflections of your OWN family.

“Do you know now, what you can do for me…”

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