Monday, 3 September 2012

Irish Blessing for A Child Starting Secondary School





May your pencil case always be full.

May you do your homework on time, or at least come up with a plausible excuse when you don't.

May you steer clear of the smokers and dog poo in the alley on the way to school.

May you not lose your phone, your sweatshirt or your PE kit.

May you not get bullied.

May you have good friends and be a good friend to others.

May you work hard and try your best even when it's not easy.

May you keep your smile and your sunny disposition.

May you do all that you need to do so that you can travel in the direction of your dreams.

May you be happy and healthy.

And may you always return to a warm home and people who love you at the end of the school day.







8 comments:

  1. And by the time you begin your second year at secondary school may you not have lost all the maths equipment bought for you when you started your first year.

    Good wishes to all young scholars beginning secondary school.

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    1. Yes, my daughter's been sent off with lots of new, shiny kit that we have emphasised has to last the WHOLE year and beyond!! This time next year, we'll see...

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  2. Secondary school--what a difficult, wonderful time that I never want to live through again either for myself or my children.

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    1. I wouldn't want to relive my teens again either...especially not in the 21st century...

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  3. The beginning of the new term is so filled with hope, isn't it? So many possibilities, wonderful moments to come. I wish your kids a fabulous school year!

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  4. Sarah, I meant to add earlier, that I really enjoy your sense of humor. Your posts always make me smile, and I'm nominating you for the Beautiful Blogger Award.

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    1. Thanks for that Lili...I wish your girls a really good year too! And thanks for the compliment! I have no idea what a Beautiful Blogger Award is, but thanks for nominating me...do I need to buy a new outfit?!

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    2. You're welcome! I didn't know what it was either, and had to google it -- that's how much of an idiot about these things I am.

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