As a tangent follow-up to the open letter thread, I thought why not give a chance for us to "know" a bit more of one another. Here's my bit: I am a SAHM with way too much time on my hands, hence the ridiculous amount of posts. My life literally revolves around my house and my family. I live in a small country where people know someone you know and know what you do without even meeting you. It's annoying, since I don't like people butting into my life, since I don't do that to others. Anyway, I have 2 boys, 5 & 7 and let's just say there are days I am truly relieved when they go to bed. I became a mom at 33, and I think that may have been a bit too late for me since my energy levels since to dwindle everyday. Don't get me wrong, I love love love my kids, but I don't know what batteries they run on. I just know mine don't recharge as fast. My oldest was dx back in October 2006 and I still feel extreme sadness at not seeing he was so unwell. It's dumb, I know, but I still feel that pang on guilt. He is doing well, is a happy kid with a brilliant mind, and his ambition is to do what I do - cooking, cleaning, ironing. My youngest wants to be a teacher now, but will become a farmer or a firefighter if teaching doesn't work out. I have recently enrolled on a distance course in home decorating and design, which is very exciting for me, but I am nervous since I am not "artsy" at all. I also have a difficult time concentrating on one thing at a time and can come across as very airheaded. I love to laugh and love to make people laugh. I also like to help people, not just here on the forums, but also in real life. I also have 2 elderly dogs, who are the sweetest pets ever. Have a nice day.