Tuesday, November 30, 2010

They Come By it Honestly

If you've been reading here for any amount of time, I'm sure you're aware of my angst regarding the ADD and ADHD in the air. Oh, how frustrated I get when my boys forget simple things - over and over, again. When they are easily distracted and leave basic chores and obvious jobs undone. *heavy sigh*

Well, the other night I had to, how do you say it? Eat humble pie. (I prefer apple or pumpkin, but it wasn't available yet!)
It was time to go to bed, but I had to pay a bill first. So I sat down and wrote out the check. Then I realized I needed to get an envelope so I could put it in the mail the next day. And I went downstairs to get the envelope.
As I turned the basement light on, I saw the piles of laundry and remembered, Oh, yeah! I need to get the laundry started. So I immediately began sorting the clothes and put a load in the washer.
Coming out of the laundry room, I saw one of my shirts on the ironing board and - realizing I wanted to wear it to work the next day - I decided to go ahead and iron it. That job took only a minute, and then I went back upstairs.
Upon returning to the kitchen, I saw the bill sitting on the table - the one for which I needed an envelope - and I thought, Oh, yeah! The reason I went downstairs was because I needed an envelope!
So, I turned around and marched back downstairs to get that envelope, muttering to myself about how easily distracted - and prone to forgetfulness - I can be sometimes. And I get frustrated with my boys???

What can I say?

They come by it honestly.

***After all this happened, of course I had to sit down and blog about it. Then - since the washer had stopped - I put the clothes in the dryer, and then I finally made my way to bed.
Sheesh! I may be more distract-able than my boys. *sheepish grin*

Karen

11 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Sounds like a typical day in my world.

Leah

Amanda said...

Oh girl. I love that you even RECOGNIZED that there was a humility lesson in there! I am sure I would have been stubborn and ignored it all over the place!

You be blessed-
Amanda

ali @ an ordinary mom said...

Ha, yes, I can completely and totally relate!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you wasn't at our house:o}?? Being one of those who makes a daily list, Ohhhhh can I soooo relate. And might I add...those "Sticky Notes" are wonderful...that is...if you don't forget where you have put them..."grin"

Blessings and much much Joy my friend,
Debby Ann

Patricia/NYC said...

You have just described my life!! lol!!!

Nicky said...

Hey, sounds definitely like me! lol Blessings.

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - It makes me smile to imagine you doing this, too. *grin*

Amanda - Not sure whether I 'recognized' it, or if it would be more accurate to say I simply couldn't ignore it. *wink*

Ali - It's nice to know I'm not alone.

Debby Ann - Sticky notes are my friends, too. And scrap paper.
I write down everything. If I don't? I WILL forget. *sigh*

Patricia - You make me smile!

Nicky - Sounds like there are quite a few of us in the same boat. We're among friends. *grin*

gianna said...

You are not alone! I had to go down to the basement 3 times (THREE times) to get the step stool I needed. Each time I went down there, I got distracted by something else--what it was, I cannot tell you!

jackie said...

Ugh, I always get easily distracted too. Sometimes I'll walk into a room to get something specific, but the minute I'm there, I can't remember what it was I walked in there for.

Edie said...

All I can say is this is a very big boat! LOL!

Irritable Mother said...

Gianna - I love you!

Jackie - I do that a lot, too. What usually works for me is backing up a bit and re-entering the room. Then I just walk over to where I know I was headed and - most often - the thing I was originally after pops into my mind.

Edie - *grin* Now the theme song for 'The Love Boat' is running through my head.