Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


Published: Irish Times, April 24 2012

One man and a little lady

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His sister is going away for the weekend and he’s volunteered to babysit her sweet little two-year-old Lola – what can go wrong? Well, apart from a toilet incident, the lost buggy, mental exhaustion…, writes EOIN BUTLER

There is a pigeon flapping in the rafters at Heuston Station. Below him, an endless procession of students tramp through the airy terminus, slinging their dirty laundry west for the weekend. My sister is seated at a tiny stainless steel table at the edge of the bustling concourse.

On her knee, my two-year-old niece, Lola, is slobbering over a bagel. Read the rest of this article here.

April 24th, 2012.

3 Responses to “One man and a little lady”

  1. sharon Says:

    Entire family enjoyed your predicament. You are a good uncle. Daffy but a good uncle. Child has to have some fun with funny relatives. Question , was she every willing to get back on the potty? Marked for life? S

  2. Eoin Says:

    She cried at the time, but subsequently wanted to recreate the falling-in incident every time I brought her to use toilet.

  3. TAD Says:

    Eoin: Hilarious, as always. …Wanting to fall in every time is a great punchline!
    Your “joyride” over at THE RACKET is pretty great too….

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