Tonight was one of our occassional community cabaret nights. A weird and wonderful mixture of locals (and their friends and relations) turn up and some of them do a turn - sing or tell tall tales or recite poems or do jokes etc. The results are (ahem) variable but it's great craic. We took O along with us, and there were several other kids he knew there.
Him and his friend K were telling jokes to our table, so we suggested they should go up front and tell jokes to everyone. And they did! A 5 yr old and a 7 yr old, performing to a roomful of grown ups. O told his best jokes, including the pikachu one from his Aunty Trin. They were brilliant, and we were so proud of O. I have added 'being the next Mark Thomas' to his list of possible career options.