Luke doesn’t have a lot of time to write these days what with being back in school and all, so here’s a quick update.
Apologies for not doing this sooner, but most days I meet myself coming back!
Luke is heading into his third term in Oldcastle Post Primary School with Aidan by his side, well mostly he’s under the table as Luke works away.
Luke hates school, loves school, thinks it’s ok, thinks it is hell on earth, whinges about going, can’t wait to get there, so in short I think things are fairly normal as far as that goes!
Aidan is with him full time, and these days he’s like a shadow, he draws so little attention.
There were some little blips in the beginning, like when Aidan refused to stay in a room on his own because he isn’t allowed to go into the home economics room, so he howled like a baby for a double period and we nearly lost our lives with worry, but that was solved by allowing him hang out in the general purpose area, where he can safely watch the world go by. phew!
His name really doesn’t come up alot anymore, as Luke has much more important things to think about, homework, assignments and what he’s going to buy for his lunch in the school canteen.
Their biggest achievement to date has to be the school Ceili for St Patrick’s day, the theme, bizzarly was james Bond, so Luke painted his finger gold, and that was that and I heard a rumour that they both danced a jig of some sort!.
Aidan, it has to be said, has mixed feelings about school too…sometimes he likes to ignore Luke’s assistant, and he sulks sometimes like the other first years….but overall he has settled in well.
He seems to understand better than half the school the rule about walking down the corridor on the right and up on the left, and even in the hall he likes Luke to stick to the wall and not to be wandering into the middle of the floor….he takes his job very seriously!
And as for schools past…work in progress is all I want to say….but it made me sad a bit today when I realised Oisin revisited this page today, because I know the whole saga still plays on their minds…they bring it up now and then.
I do however tell them that life is all about looking forward, and overall I think they are resiliant boys and can do that.
Incidently, Oisin settled in brilliantly to Ballinacree School, and I have never seen him happier, he’s busy now preparing to join Luke in second level school in September, and all in all he is the better for the move. Blessing come in all sorts of disguises.
Sooooo, I guess, aside from a tiny bit of unfinished business, ( will elaborate when it’s finished business) all’s well that ends well.
Luke and Aidan’s next challenge is summer exams….and after that a long summer of well earned relaxation awaits them.
Thank you all for your support over what can only be described as a horrible time……you can’t begin to believe how uplifting your likes and comments were last year, and i don’t think we really took time to tell you all that….it’s the little things that keep you sane.
Pauline Kelly Melia
AKA Tiger Mammy!