a mom's disorder

I copied this from thriftymommy.blogspot.com - I hope I'm allowed to.
I think this is something all moms get!

recently I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - age activated attention deficit disorder.
this is how it manifests:
I decided to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide to needs washing.
as I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.
so, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.
but then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left.
my extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Pepsi aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
the Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
as I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye; they need water.
I put the Pepsi on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
so I set the remote back on the table, get some 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 car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter, the flowers don't have enough water, there is only 1 check in my checkbook, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
then I try to figure out why nothing got done today. I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, 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 email ...

1 comment:

Erika said...

Wow...there is a name for it!!?? :) I totally have this disease!! HAHAAA!

Good to see you, Katie and your cute little men! I hope everything is going well for you!! 2 is a total adjustment isn't it...but worth every moment!