Did you do anything good last weekend? You don’t have to answer that question. First, because I can’t hear your reply, but because I asked only to tell you what I did — I took the kids to the science fair.
I am currently luxury with a self-righteous sense of self-satisfaction that comes from doing something educational with my youngest two children.I see myself in the type of Edward James Olmos character in the 1988 movie Stand up and deliverCharismatic teachers help children broaden their minds and horizons from underprivileged backgrounds, our family homes.
At that time, the Irish Science Foundation and the Cork City Council were hosting a science carnival around the lush green surroundings of Fitzgerald Park. Like most liberal arts types, the word science gives me the same effect as vampire sunlight. I lie in the endless gray areas of the human story, avoiding the harsh effects of facts, data, and irrefutable truth.
But I don’t want the kids to be like me and not understand science at all. In the last two years, he has taught me that I should listen to scientists a little more, rather than accepting the thoughts and opinions of some. Randomer on social media. So this was about education, but for some reason it was the best fun I’ve ever had. For hilarious live shows, wild experiments, gigantic Jenga performances, snake breeding, learning about aquatic farming, and a huge version of the human digestive system (for scientific accuracy, of course, we You have the opportunity to make a loud flatulence when you leave the flatulence).
We are also pleased to announce that in the tug-of-war war, about 10 small children have been completely flattened, as if their parents were frowned upon. You see, they learned a valuable scientific lesson about force vs. mass by trying to drag my sagging shape across the line. First and foremost, I am an educator.
And in case all of the above seem self-righteous and not self-satisfying, I also used public transport to go to the event. The Green Party candidacy is certainly beckoning.
Except for tragic things, I care about the earth, so I didn’t go to the science fair by train and bus. I decided to take the kids to the science fair in the first place not because they wanted to open their hearts, but because the event was free.
And this was important. Because I was already spending € 1,000 on my car a week to solve the problem, so I couldn’t attend the free event. Solve the difficult problem, Einstein.
Our finances are in a delicate equilibrium and wobbles can take some time to correct. We started to return to black after our well pumps got angry recently when my car really decided to ruin us.
We try not to talk about money in front of the kids, but the 19 year old kid is sharp enough to pick things up so she offered me a loan to help me pay for the car At times, it led to a moving but gloomy moment. I was relieved that it wasn’t necessary and it was better to borrow money from a shaded payday loan company that hired Goon who was hired as a debt collector, but we told her she was financially well. I guaranteed that. : We are technically comfortable. I’m not in debt and my household income isn’t unhealthy, but I’ve been in a pinch for the last few months.
When I was taking my kids to a big weekly shop, we always tried to guess how much it would be. You can’t, so don’t worry about it anymore. Costs are rising weekly.
For now, we can get through, but the question is how much the price will go up. If you were to spend the summer here in the “pass through” category, where would it be winter? What if summer is over and you need household kerosene, electricity, and everything else?
My only hope is to hold a free family event every weekend from here until the kids leave the house, while science advances and solves all the problems of economy, environment and my car. That is. Is that too much to ask?