Much as we love our families, being in the presence of our parents non-stop for all of Christmas week can get a little exhausting.
Helen Rahily, a former Director of TV at RTÉ, is home from London for Christmas and the Irish Mammy Experience is already getting to be a bit too much for her.
Luckily she's decided to share all of her 88-year-old mammy's wise words with us via Twitter.
From blunt honesty:
To complaining about the price of things these days:
Not to mention the inevitable guilt trip:
Followed by another one:
Follow @helenorahilly or look for the hashtag #IrishFamilyChristmas for more Irish Mammyisms… we're addicted!