The Fall shames me. Today I went with our son to registration for high school. Of course I didn’t realize registration was today until it was nearly over. When we arrived I explained to the first lady who started hunting for his name that he had not yet been signed up. She asked if we were new in town. “No, he’s just been to a private school” Of course she had to introduce me to the vise-principal who asked very loudly if we were new in town, to which I answered again “No”, he walked us over to the registrar’s office who had more questions and gave us a packet a papers.
How all these hundreds of families knew something I didn’t is nothing new to me. My poor kids, I embarrass them continually. Found this article I wrote on ADHD and wanted to share it again. Here’s to the Mom’s out there who feel like losers and are nothing of the sort. We will make it through another fall, and so will our kids:)
If you don’t believe in ADHD, come follow me around for a day or two. I will make you a believer. I don’t mean to be random, I just am. I spent a lot of my life thinking I was stupid. Wondering why I couldn’t hear a word spoken, busy with a thought far away from whatever was being said around me. Couldn’t sit still. Sitting in the tortured stillness of church or school impossible unless I distracted myself by bumping my knee up and down, relentlessly doodling or standing up intermittently and pacing at the back of the room. Or the forever late problem. Loosing friends because of being late, forgetting what I said I’d bring, or forgetting altogether that I would be meeting them. Getting lost going places I’ve been dozens of times. Loosing things. Paying bills late with plenty of money in the bank. Having no idea…
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