Sunday, March 8, 2009

For Your Funny Bone

I believe we adoptive parents sometimes need to be reminded to LAUGH! I get so caught up in the seriousness of life that I forget to chuckle, especially at myself. I posted this almost three years ago to our website during the extended wait for Kambry Hope. Understanding God's faithfulness was the key to getting past our personal time line. And laughter was good medicine too. Go ahead, laugh a little!

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 basement, I notice that there are Cheerios all over the floor and my house keys are in the cereal bowl. I decide to pick up the Cheerios before I do the laundry. I lay my 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 takeout 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, 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 the sippy cup in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the sippy cup a plant on the counter catches my eye--it needs 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'd better put them back in the bathroom,but first I'm going to water the plants. I set the wipes back down, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote, left on the kitchen table. I realize that when I go to watch TV, I will 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 plants. I splash some water on the plant, 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 plants 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 my 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.


Elaine said...

Good one Connie! Are you following me? :)

Kim said...

I had to laugh because this sounds so like me!!
I know that it is even worse when you add waiting for your child ...and add all the paperchasing too.
Praying that you continue to find joy!!
Kim S

Steve and Darcy said...

I can TOTALLY relate! I am glad to see that I am not alone in the chaos!!! Thanks for the laugh!

trina said...

oh my...this is soooo me!!!

Jill and Rick said...

LOL - I've had a few too many days like that lately - scary!


McNew Family said...

were you spying on me????

This is only tooooo familiar!

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