Monday, August 18, 2008


Found this on a friend's blog:

"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 laundry room, 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, fill a container with water and suddenly I
spot the TV remote, one of the kids left it on the kitchen table. I
realize that after school when they go to watch TV, I will be looking
for the remote as they fight over who lost it, but I won't remember
that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den
where belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I splash some water
on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor. So, I set the
remote back down, 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, there is still only one check in my checkbook, I can't find the
remote, 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. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get
some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail/blog. Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming."

That's funny, I was like this before I had kids! :)

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

i totally have this problem. I walk into a room with one intent and I get side tracked to a million other things and forget what I wanted to do in the first place.