When winter comes to Ireland, Irish mammies get into the zone, and here are some things you’ll recognize that they do.
There are many traits that Irish mammies have that set them apart from other mammies around the world, and one of them is the quirky things they say and do.
So, when winter comes around, here are a few things you’ll notice Irish mammies saying and doing – and we’ve all experienced these! So, let’s take a look.
10. She won’t leave the house unless she has to – it’s just not necessary
One of the biggest things Irish mammies do in winter, or rather don’t do, is leave the house unless absolutely necessary.
Nothing is important enough to battle the elements of the Irish weather, and they would much rather cosy up by the fire with a cup of tea.
9. Always checking the weather forecast – she needs to be prepared
There is something about Irish people constantly checking the weather religiously, it gives us something to chat about, but Irish mammies are worse than the average joe, especially in winter.
There will be no need to check for yourself since she will always know before you and will give you the forecast during every conversation.
8. You’ll catch a cold in your kidneys – she is a worry wart
Irish mammies are worriers, and when winter comes around, they will stop at nothing when it comes to warning you about catching the winter cold.
Whether criticizing your lack of layers, going out with wet hair or sitting down on a cold surface, they always worry you’ll catch your death during winter.
7. Create a cosy atmosphere – winter vibes
Winter in an Irish household is always a lovely time, with the Christmas lights going up in December, the woollen throws being placed on the couch and the fire blazing all day long, which Irish mammies love to do.
You’ll notice that they have all the necessities to get them through the coldest time in the cosiest way possible.
6. I better make a big pot of stew – her favourite winter meal
Nothing beats a chilly evening better than a steaming hot bowl of Irish stew, and Irish mammies always have the ingredients for one, especially when they know that a cold spell is on the horizon.
Don’t think you’ll only have one bowl each, though; Irish mammies are known to make copious amounts of food!
5. A cup of tea will warm the cockles – the Irish cuppa
Irish mammies swear by tea at the best of times, but if you come home after a day out in the cold, you will be handed a steaming hot cuppa to warm up the aul cockles.
One of the main things Irish mammies always do in winter, and the rest of the year, is to boil the kettle repeatedly – just in case!
4. Just put an extra jumper on – tips to stay warm
One of the most infamous things Irish mammies do in winter is she’ll tell you to put additional layers on whenever you complain about the cold.
There is no way you are leaving the heat on in the house over the entire winter, so you better get those woollen layers and hot water bottles down from the attic to keep yourself warm.
3. I better do the winter food shop – always stocked up
One of the top things Irish mammies do in winter is the specific winter food shop. Irish mammies are a rare breed, and they can see into the future – or at least they think they can, so to prepare for potential snow-ins or flooding, they make sure to have the fridge/freezer packed to the brim.
2. Don’t bring those mucky shoes into this house – the most significant restriction
Irish mammies take great pride in the cleanliness of their homes, and God forbid you to come home after being out in the rain and walk all over their glistening floors.
You won’t get the chance, though, because as soon as they hear you at the door, they’ll forewarn you to keep your shoes outside.
1. Did you turn off the immersion – one of her main winter sayings
Irish winters can be bitterly cold, but no matter how hard it is, no one in Ireland has the luxury of leaving the immersion on, especially when dealing with an Irish mother.
So, to avoid colossal bills, you would always hear Irish mammies shouting, ‘Did you turn off the immersion?’, and you forget, God help you!
So, there you have a handful of the things Irish mammies do in winter; how many have you heard over the years?