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40 Signs you were Raised in an Irish Household

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 30th March. Whether you’re at home or abroad from your Mother this year we’ve taken note of the different signs and traits you will be oh so familiar with that are truly distinct to Irish mammies and growing up in an Irish household.

 

1. You weren’t allowed to use the good front room

 

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2. Your Mother’s licked thumb cleaning the dirt of your face was your pet peeve

 

3. Second to that was not being fully in control of the trolley

 

4. You fear the wooden spoon

 

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5. Leaving the immersion on was one of the biggest crimes you could commit.

 

6. Banging doors was probably the second worst

 

7. Flat 7up was given to you when you were ill

 

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8. If that didn’t work, try rubbing sudacream or Vaseline on it

 

9. There is a patron saint to pray to for any problem

 

 

10. Most of your food was boiled

 

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11. You are called every name in the house before your own

 

12. You are not allowed swear but your Mother is

 

13. The sun came out, factor 50 came on leaving you looking like a ghost for the rest of the day

 

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14. The craic was always in the tiny cramped kitchen and not the spacious living room

 

15. Funerals turned into the biggest sessions, providing the person lived to a good age

 


16. There is a difference when you are asked are you going out or *out* out

 

17. You spent days in the pub with your parents sipping cideona from the bottle with a straw munching on bacon fries.

 

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18. Your life flashed in front of your eyes whilst losing sight of your Mother in the local supermarket

 

19. You fear your Mother  more than your Father

 

20. You have a mad Auntie

 

21. The same cassette was played on repeat in your Mother’s car

 

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22. It was ok for your second cousin’s auntie in law’s brother’s friend to stay with you as they were family

 

23. The tooth fairy, the Easter bunny and Santa all visited your house

 

24. The family pet was just as much part of your family as you were yourself

 

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25. You forged your Mother’s signature pretty well

 

26. You were constantly told that the biscuits are for the visitors

 

 

27. Your jeans were truly vintage and unisex, passing their way down through the whole family

 

28. Sheets & Towels were kept in the hot-press

 

29. You lit a candle every time you went to mass

 

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30. Father Ted was enjoyed by all the family

 

31. Your mother’s scowl was enough to stop any sort of messing

 

32. Drying the dishes was the worst task in cleaning up after dinner

 

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33. The youngest sibling was always spoilt

 

34. The guests must have breakfast before leaving

 

 

35. Your new hair cut was “different” according to your Mother

 

36. A hot water bottle often surprised you in your bed on cold nights

 

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37. Your mother is the greatest sports spectator; she could nearly jump onto the pitch through the telly.

 

38. Your mother loves your freckles, you do not

 

39. The best part of the Eurovision is finding out how many points the UK has given Ireland

 

40. There’s a difference between rain and wet rain

 

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If you’re looking to treat your Mother this March 30th, check out our extensive range of Mother’s Day gifts, from flowers, to chocolates, to jewelry, personalised gifts and more.

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