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    Affiliate Manager 1av8r's Avatar
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    C.a.a.d.d.
    My wife sent this one to me....poor girl.
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    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 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.

    Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming.

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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1av8r
    Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming.
    I'm not laughing at all ... it all hits way too close to the truth!

    Maybe we need to laugh about this, however, otherwise we'll go crazy.
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    Who's laughing? You just described my life, but we don't even have kids. Just substitute the word "dogs" and you got the big picture.

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    I was going to say just substitute old geezer stuff for the cheerios and the sippy cup - everything else is the same. There's always something all over the floor and the keys, the remote and the flowers are somewhere other than where they belong!

    Just yesterday I was trying to teach the dog something and today we're still trying to deal with the coffee stain on the carpet. Seems that Maggie was absolutely sure I wanted her to jump over the side table next to my reading chair. If we had a video camera, we would be on America's Funniest with a flying schnauzer with a coffee cup on her foot and a side table flying next to her toward the center of the room.

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    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.

    Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming.
    As I can see, I am glad I am not the only one with that disorder.

    But, I don't check my e-mails, I just endup checkin on ABW and I don't checkout.


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