A piece of the puzzle meant to give those without a glimpse into the reality of Adult ADD.
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This is a glimpse into what it's like having ADD as a mom and the head of a household.
This is in the period of about one hour.
Sit down while the kids are gone to catch up on emails and organize iTunes.
While you're there get distracted by someone IM-ing you. This is a welcomed distraction at the moment. Email was feeling tedious.
While you're doing that start a list of CDs you already have on iTunes, but can't find the pen you already grabbed because you already lost it. Find another one.
Continue the conversation with the IM-er.
Tell them how you are organizing your iTunes.
Go look through the CDs to find the ones you know you missed.
While there, realize you have some out of order. Fix them. But, keep yourself on task by only rearranging a few.
Come back and answer a text from the IM-er because you've been gone.
Get back to work.
Decide that while they are downloading you should go eat some food.
Head to the kitchen to heat up the sloppy joe you put in the fridge when you were too rushed to eat. Remember that besides a Strawberry Koolata and some junk food you haven't eaten all day.
Two feet out the door to the bedroom realize there is a closet door in the hallway, you did just put it there two days ago. Move it down the hallway closer to the door to exit.
Stop in the room where all the boxes are that you have been unpacking from the move.
Plug in the light, it's dark. Cheer that you got it to stand up because it broke the other day.
Worry that there isn't a curtain on that window and try to figure something out.
While looking in the closet for a sheet remember that you need to install the closet bar to hang your daughters clothes.
Look for a screwdriver to do just that.
On the way to the screwdriver realize you have CDs downloading.
Go back to computer to..... change one out, but, since it wasn't finished start typing about ADD.
Pause in the middle of typing like this..... to take out the CD.
Finish your foray into an attempt at helping people understand what it's like in your head for something less than an hour.
This does not include, of course, every thought in my head in that time. Merely the ones that are ADD related. Lyrics and moments of ooh, I like that song, and oops where did that thing go, and "Am I spelling this word correctly?" along with a trip to look it up are all there too. As well as, what's happening on FaceBook and all the emailing and responses and organizing of stuff on the computer that happens along with these things. I even managed to watch some Tsunami videos and one about a dog that is sticking by it's hurt doggy friend after the devastation. Those were just part of the normal part of my hour or so.