Little Suzie learns more than her parents expect while helping the builders

Six-year-old Suzie’s family decided to have a large garage extension built on to their house. When the builders started work, Suzie was sent out to bring them tea and biscuits occasionally.

She soon became a favourite with the rough diamond builders who started to find ways to make her feel part of the team. They gave her little pretend jobs to do to do make her feel important, like holding a tape measure or giving her opinion on whether a wall was straight or not.

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Mammy regrets telling her 5-year-old son not to shout in the house

Five-year-old Francis ran in from playing in the garden and shouted to his mammy from the back door. “Mammy, mammy…

“Francis. How many times have I told you not to shout across the front room. I’m just finishing cleaning the carpet in the front room. Now come and ask quietly if you need something.”

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Where is God…and what has it to do with the Houlihan twins?

The word hooligan comes from an Irish family who supposedly caused so much trouble in their local neighbourhood that people came to use their name as a byword for bad behaviour.

The Houlihan twins certainly lived up this reputation. They were only 10 years old but they seemed to be at the centre of every bit of trouble in their home town of Wexford.

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Head teacher no match for little girl over Jonah and the whale

A rather pompous head teacher was showing some parents round his privately run school. They were wealthy so he wanted to make a good impression as he walked into a classroom to show them a lesson taking place.

The teacher was standing next to a little girl who was drawing a picture of a whale swallowing Jonah as outlined in the bible.

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Colm and Saoirse discover the art of swearing but their mother’s not impressed

Eight year old Colm and his six year old sister Saoirse were very well mannered children but one day they overheard some older children swearing like troopers at school.

They both thought this seemed very bold and daring so they decided to give it a try.

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Teacher’s witty comeback to cheeky pupil

A teacher was concerned that his class was starting to lose respect for him and the course as homework was being left undone far too often.

He decided to confront the students directly. He told them that the next assignment must be handed in on time – with no excuses, apart from an illness (with a doctor’s note), or a death in the immediate family (with a note from a family member).

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