Age Activated ADHD

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A friend of mine sent this to me today and I thought I would share. Is it funny because it’s true?


Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. – Age Activated Attention
Deficit Disorder. Thank goodness there’s a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better even though I have it!!

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide
it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I
brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can
under the table, and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage

But then I think, since I’m going to be near the mailbox when I take out
the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check

My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to
my desk where I find the can of Pepsi I’d been drinking.

I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Pepsi
aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.

The Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to
keep it cold..

As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi, a vase of flowers on the
counter catches my eye–they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I’ve
been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I’m going to water
the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water
and suddenly spot the TV remote.

Someone left it on the kitchen table….

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I’ll 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 flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the

So, I set the remote back on the table, get some 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 car isn’t washed, the bills aren’t paid, there is a warm can of
Pepsi sitting on the counter, the flowers don’t have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book, I can’t find the remote, I
can’t find my glasses, and I don’t remember what I did with the car

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really
baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I’m really tired.

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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3 Responses

  1. OMG… that seriously sounds like me. I keep telling my husband that I just dont remember things I like I used to so I forget to get it done but now that I think about it… yea.. little bits here and there. ha ha

  2. Yeah, part of it’s ADD, but I really do think age has something to do with it too.

    When I first found out my son had ADD, I tried to think of a way to explain it to my mom. I ended up telling her something like what I posted, cause it seriously is me, too. She started cracking up, cause it was her too!