Irish mammy prepares list of rules for her son before his Leaving Cert holiday to Santa Ponsa
There's nothing like an Irish mammy.
The Leaving Cert holiday is something of a rite of passage that nearly every Irish teenager has to go through.
Now plenty of people don't make their way to Magaluf or Santa Ponsa to celebrate finishing their secondary education, and they're as well for it, but those that do can end up having the experience of a lifetime.
And as wildly brilliant as the holidays can be, it's also of the utmost importance that you stay safe. These types of holidays can be dangerous, as people tend to let loose and go a bit mad.
That's where your mammy comes in.
Anyone who's been on this type of holiday has almost definitely got a lecture off their mam or dad urging them to be as careful as possible, a lecture that lasts from the second you booked your flight to the second you stepped on the plane.
Some parents even send a daily "be safe" text, in the hopes that it will make some sort of a difference.
And some parents go even further.
Mick Molloy from Gorey is setting off to Santa Ponsa on Monday. But before he left, he found a set of rules written by his mam in his suitcase.
And they are absolute gold.
So my mam actually wrote a list of rules out for me in ponsa and put it in my suitcase... pic.twitter.com/91Hvyr953b
— mick (@MickMolloy2) July 1, 2018
The list includes "stick with your friends", and "have respect for yourself & others", which are rules that everyone should abide by.
Mick is also urged to "walk away from fights", and to "stay away from dodgy tattoo parlours". Not many people listen to that second one...
And most importantly to use condoms. That one got two stars beside it.
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