It’s the one year anniversary of a very special event here at SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem. (Actually, I missed the mark by a few weeks but we won’t split hairs especially since Hallmark doesn’t make a card for this one.) A little over a year ago an exciting discovery was made; it seems that a very “special” person found my blog and started reading daily (and sometimes hourly!) and thus began her infamous career as my “Special Reader” (The original story & followup can be read here and here.)
Apparently the time off work during the summer has freed up her schedule for blog reading so there’ve been a lot more visits from her these days. It’s great to know that after a whole year+ I haven’t become boring and still am able to keep my very Special Reader interested in my daily life! And why wouldn’t she be? I mean, between the cute kid photos, hilarious husband happenings and other daily amusements this is an entertaining blog! I even throw in the occasional organizing tip and recipe. Of course, I realize Special Reader may be hoping to read about more remarkable things…you know, like me admitting I buried someone in the backyard, have a huge overseas bank account or spend my non-blogging time printing money in the garage. Actually, come to think of it, she could be hoping I’ll blog more about some of my past stories…. after all that’s where all the juicy stuff is. Perhaps she’s waiting for me to elaborate on how I went from being a married Mormon mom to a divorced-single-mom-turned-lesbian-for-several-years-before-marrying-Mr. Right-and-having-another-baby. (But aren’t we all wondering about that?)
When you get right down to it, my Special Reader should be thanking me. Yes, that’s right, thanking me. After all, had it not been for the decisions I made many years ago, she would not have the husband and kids she has today--I opened the door for her on that one. (You’re welcome, Special Reader!) So now she has her family and gets a little glimpse into mine...lucky on both counts! I guess it’s a voyeuristic kind of thing; it’s fascinating to look into the lives of folks you have a curiosity about, whether they are a celebrity or just your husband's former wife.
I’ll admit I was not quite sure what to think when I initially learned of my new reader a year ago, but then it kind of amused me. Now I find it even more amusing that Special Reader has shown the remarkable restraint in not leaving any comments this entire time! Believe me, that is restraint, let me tell you. This is a person who had to be silenced by the Bailiff in a court room because she couldn’t go without “commenting”. So, I am pretty impressed as well as shocked that she’s been able to restrain herself. But, I don’t want to make too much out of this or the next thing you know the producers of “Jerry Springer” will be contacting the both of us to do a show. (Sorry Jerry, you’ll have to wait until Oprah’s done interviewing me about the book.)
As I said a year ago, this blog is for everyone, even Special Reader and she’s welcome to just keep right on reading because, well….that’s pretty “special”.