Thursday, February 22, 2007

This explains a lot...


If you have been secretly wondering what is wrong with me, I now have the
answer... Recently, I was diagnosed with C. A. A. D. D.. (Child Activated Attention Deficit Disorder)

This is how it manifests:

I decide to do the laundry. As I start toward the basement, I notice that
there are cheerios all over the floor and my car keys are in the cereal
bowl. I decide to pick up the cheerios before I do the laundry. I lay my
car keys down on the counter, put the cheerios in the trash can under the
counter, and notice that the trash can is full. So, I decide to take out
the trash. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when
I take out the trash I may as well pay the bills first. I take my
checkbook off the table, and see that there is only one check left, my
extra checks are in my desk in the office/playroom, so I go to my desk
where I find a sippy cup full of juice. I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I decide I should put the sippy cup in the refrigerator to keep
it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the sippy cup a vase of flowers on the
counter catches my eye - they need to be watered. I set the sippy cup on
the counter, and I discover baby wipes that I've been searching for all
morning. I decide I better put them back in the bathroom, but first I'm
going to water the flowers. I set the wipes back down and splash some
water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor. So, I get some
paper towels and wipe up the spill. Then I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day: the laundry isn't washed, the bills aren't paid,
there is a warm cup of juice sitting on the counter, the flowers aren't
watered and now they are wilting, there is still only one check in my
checkbook, the kids are screaming, I can't find the wipes, and I don't
remember what I did with the car keys. Then when I try to figure out why
nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all
day long and I'm really tired.

Thanks to Growing in Grace for posting the link!!!

1 Fantastic people left feedback!:

Anonymous said...

Holy cow!!! It has a name! Do you think my insurance will cover a spa treat for this disorder? I think that is the only cure for CAADD!