I've not blogged for a little while as I've been so upset over Little Prince's latest antics. The snow melted and we could see the utter devastation he has wreaked in the garden. While I thought he was playing nicely in the snow, instead he has been raiding his Dad's tool shed and destroying everything in his path. He has taken tools out and scattered them all over the garden, which as they've been out in the snow all this time, means they are ruined. He has got tins of paint and smashed them open with a hammer and there is paint spilt all over the york stone patio, his climbing frame and slide. The scariest one of all is he got his Dad's gas powered blow torch and smashed the gas cannister! And to top it all he smashed every window he could reach in the cottage at the bottom of the garden and scattered glass all over the garden too. He has previously been caught messing in the tool shed, and was severely told off and he promised he would never do it again. I am so upset that he HAS done it again and can't believe all the wanton destruction he has caused. He has also found the Christmas tins of chocolates on top of the kitchen cabinets and been climbing up there and stuffing his face! And when he had his friend J round to play they jumped on his bed so hard that they broke one of the slats! All this so soon after the ADHD Nurse told us that he would only be prescribed medication on school days, makes me wonder how on earth we are going to cope as he gets older. He is getting more sneaky with his mischief, whereas before what you saw is what you got, everything was out in the open. I don't like this new development and I'm not sure how much more supervision I can give him, I already treat him like a big toddler and he has to stay close to me, but still he manages to create this chaos around himself :-(
I need to find a way to channel his energy into constructive rather than destructive directions, but constantly dealing with all of this has left me so worn out and depressed that I can't see any way to move forward positively at the moment. I love my little man with all my heart, but he is getting harder and harder to parent and I don't know where I can pull more resources from, I'm already giving everything I have. Hopefully we will get some respite after Christmas, has birthday and Letterbox Contact, so in a few months things will calm down again, and it won't look so bleak.