Preschool still hasn't started yet over here. In fact, it isn't even starting next week. We don't start until Sept. 13. Is my kid the last kid in the entire world to start school this fall? Is this the longest summer on record? Or is it just me?
So, we re-did our front living room, making it into a grown-up TV room. A sectional, two chairs, an ottoman, TV mounted on the wall, nice comfy rug. It is wonderful. John doesn't run off to the basement anymore to watch TV. We both end up in there at night. The family room is now completely overtaken by toys. I don't even bother cleaning them up anymore. Andrew's diaper leaked on the couch in there yesterday and I just cleaned it up as best as I could and vowed to never sit down in there again. I just walk out of there and into the living room where it is (relatively) toy-free. It seems a bit weird to have two TVs one one floor of the house, but it is the best thing we ever did.
Although, alas, my home improvement ADD has kicked in. It is ALMOST finished. All the room needs is a media table/console under the TV and some more stuff on the walls. The tiny little hallway off the garage still needs to be painted. And what do you think I'm doing about that? NOTHING. I just can't seem to complete anything. I have time to do it, I'm just NOT doing it.
I've started wondering if I have ADD. I never thought I had it while I was in school. But, now I can't seem to stay focused. I could just blame the fact that I have two small kids at home, and that may be part of it, but I also think I just can't stay focused on one thing very long.
Like the laundry. I will dump a load out on my bed and start folding it. There is no reason for me to stop folding it, but I get bored and think, "Oh, I'll come back and finish before bedtime." Then I go decide to pay the bills. I write out a couple of them, don't stamp the envelopes, leave the pile unfinished. I think, "Hey! I'm going to go order those online photos I've been meaning to order!" I screw around online uploading, enlarging, but...wait. I can't order yet because I need to go dig around and see where I stopped ordering last time. Then I decide that I need to finish the breakfast dishes. Oh wait! I've been meaning to clean that glass door. Let me just do the inside. I'll do the outside later. I'll just leave the Windex out on the counter. Oh hey! I need to make a phone call.
So, the end result is that I'm crazy busy all day. Flitting around. Never sitting down. Always doing something. But yet, never finishing a damn thing.
Is that what ADD is like? Or have I just started imitating the fruit flies that I can't seem to get rid of?
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