My job as Team Manager includes a lot of taking care of things and people. Living under the same roof as your  intern girls (we will call them Special-K and Schnuff) requires a lot of “mummy-jobs”. Such as getting medicine when they are sick, occasionally driving them to places and picking them up (though they are now more independent having their own car), asking annoying questions about their well-being – you get the picture!

Today was a special day: Special-K and Schnuff had to drive from Kilkenny to Wexford for a Youth Leaders Training Weekend by themselves! I decided not to attend, because I needed a break and some time for myself and Boss Team Leader was already there. So after looking for maps online and printing them out, making sure they won’t forget their wellies and the sound system, filling the tank of the car with petrol I had to send them on their way and said something very mummy-like: “Text me when you get there!”

My kids called me when they got there, and mummy has a peaceful, mental-health weekend ahead! Maybe I’ll bake some cookies before they’ll get home?!


About Geraldine

I'm a german girl which ended up in Ireland four years ago through hilarious circumsatnces. Right now I'm working as Team manager for Elemenal a youth initative for the south-east of Ireland.

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