It is time to take a break from the seriousness of AD/HD and share a funny story. While it certainly helps to be resolute in tackling the challenges of our AD/HD symptoms, it also is beneficial to approach them with a sense of humor. I'll offer a story of my own.
Yesterday, as we were leaving the house to run some errands, I noticed that I was becoming anxious that I would forget to do all of the errands; there were three. So, I wrote them down and slipped them into my pocket. Feeling much better, I joined my daughter in the car, where she had been waiting for me. By the way, she often waits in the car, so that I have a chance to pause in the house. I use these opportunities to make sure I have everything I need and that I have turned off the lights, coffee maker and, any other electronics. I've never left the stove or oven on, yet. I guess I digressed a little… Imagine that.
Ok, back to the story about the errands. So, I get into the car and drive 3 blocks. As I arrive at an intersection, not a metaphorical intersection, either, I forget where I am going. So, I stop for a moment to think. As I am thinking, cars are lining up behind and beeping at me. It would be an understatement to say that stopping your car in the middle of traffic is not something that is looked upon kindly in Boston.
So, as I am stopped for what seems like eternity, I am saying aloud: "Where am I going, where am I going…." It finally comes to me, and I turn the corner, chuckling to myself. Whereupon, my daughter and I have the following brief conversation:
G: Are you ok mom?
Me: Yeah, why
G: I was worried. I thought you were going crazy.
Me: No, I'm not going crazy. It is just another day… Such is life when your wires get crossed.