Friday, October 10, 2008

A day in my life

So I got this forward from Amy about 2 years ago. I found it and thought it was too perfect not to post.

"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 trashcan under the
counter, and notice that the trashcan is full. So, I decide to take
out 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 check
book 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 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

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 check
book, 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. Don't laugh--if this isn't you yet, your day is coming."


Shanna said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! This is SO me! LOL thanks for the laugh ;)

Nisha said...

Hasn't anyone told you there is no such thing as multi-tasking? Focus on getting one thing done at a time and you'll be amazed at your productivity. On a somewhat related note - I got a cd today you should borrow called Surrendering to Joy. I'm not done listening to it yet and I already love it.

Crystal said...

Oh gosh, that is totally my day. I was trying to explain how my days goes to me boss and I felt so foolish, but man that captured it to the letter

Amy said...

Classic! I love it...I'd totally forgotten about that!

Emily said...

So cute, thanks for sharing!

Jessa said...

Okay so I laughed out load when I read that, it sounds EXACTLY like every day of my life. I just might steal that to put on my blog!

Shanna said...

Dude. Seriously? There's no such thing as multi-tasking? Really? Multitasking is an ABILITY. A TALENT.

As a multi-tasker myself, I'm constantly amazed at my productivity. But I only have 3 kids...what do I know?

Brother and Sister Harker said...

I have been there and done that.