Things You Hear on Your Parent’s First Day in Ireland

My parents and I

1. “Why am I blinking? I used to never blink.” – Jet lagged Dad on why he can’t keep his eyes open.

2. “That’s just the fashion Dad.” – Payton explaining skinny jeans.

3. ” The hair dryer looked like a vacuum tube!” – Mama on the hotel hair dryer.

4. “I just want to put my head down and sleep.” – Dad while in Eddie Rockets.

5. “NO!!!!! Remember all those trips we’ve taken and you didn’t let us sleep!?” – Payton in response to Dad wanting to sleep in Eddie Rockets.

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6. “We can’t just go sit in a pub. We have to buy a drink.” – Me on pub etiquette.

7. “This is really good!” – Mama’s first taste of Kopparberg cider.

8. “Go buy me one!” – Mama ordering me to go to the bar to get her a bottle of Kopparberg.

9. “I’m glad you guys came out tonight!” – The Delta stewardess that took care of my parents on the flight over that we ran into in a pub in Dublin.

10. “The London Zoo has a Spider Friendly program for people like you Morgan.” – Payton looking up activities in the London Zoo.

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11. “RReeeaAAErrWRRRWWWRRRRszaRRR.” – A severely jet lagged Dad making random noises.

12. “I failed on that one.” – Payton trying to get to the hotel to meet my parents.

13. “Welcome to Ireland!” – Mama telling me welcome when she is the one who just showed up.

14. “We’re gonna read Daddy’s quotes at his funeral.” – Payton on the crazy stuff our dad says.

15. “This is an Irish cider. Everyone has to taste it.” – Me on Bulmer’s Cider.


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Morgan spends her spare time dreaming about travel and re-reading Harry Potter. She is a public historian by training and a chocoholic by admission. She also suffers from oldest child syndrome.

10 thoughts on “Things You Hear on Your Parent’s First Day in Ireland

  1. Haha parents!

    Will you be going to London Zoo? I highly recommend it 😉 I used to work there so yes we do have a spider programme which is as creepy as it sounds.

      1. And if you’re into baby animals, you can have a peep at our tiger cubs and baby sloths! The exhibits get you close to the animals but no touching 😉

      2. Tut tut, haha! There is a petting area though and if you’re lucky enough, you can have pet a ferret or an armadillo (!). We used to take them out for a stroll in the morning. Or a giant land snail or hissing cockroach if you’re brave enough 😉

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