Hi there everyone... by which I mean, no-one, of course, since I haven't posted for so long I have no readers left whatsoever!
I've been thinking about making a Strawberry's World comeback though, instead of clogging up Facebook with my rantings and some people (bless their cotton socks) seem to agree.
It's been almost a year since I last posted, and that one post was my only post since my little boy - let's call him The Terror - was born almost four years ago.
Little Red is not so little any more, having recently turned 8 and started Grade 3, with an obsession with pop singers, makeup and Minecraft gradually overtaking My Little Ponies.
My 3 year absence and that one post from last year are pretty telling, I guess. The transformation of our little family from 3 to 4 has been challenging, to say the least. Our Little Terror, god love him, is a very difficult child who we are now getting assessed for being ASD (or ADHD, or ODD... who knows). He's the kind of kid who has been late to toilet train, early to get into everything he shouldn't be. If he's not climbing on high cabinets he's covering himself in Sudocreme (or worse), he's throwing tantrums in supermarkets and ripping up books. It's an all-consuming task managing him every day and the stress is affecting me and our household significantly.
I think in my last post I was feeling guilty about my self-preservation instinct and about Scarlett not getting what she needed from me. I still feel guilty about the latter but not the former. Being able to drink a coffee, work out at the gym or find 5 minutes to read a magazine is the only thing keeping me from total insanity. Hopefully the latter will improve as we get a diagnosis for the Terror (whom I love, I truly do).
Then, we can address the marriage part of the equation. But that's for another post :)