Queen of the Distracted

Imagine life in a house with 6 kids - now imagine if 5 of those kids and their father have ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) - that is our house! Welcome to an inside view of my life and our home dominated by ADHD... THERE IS NEVER A DULL MOMENT!

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls!

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls!"

Those were our oldest daughter Rachel's first words, from the time she was a toddler she would belt them out proudly standing on the arm of the couch. At the time we had no idea what ADHD was or that it would play such a central roll in our lives.

Since then we have learned a lot, not the least of which is how many individuals and families suffer in silence. We have experienced first hand how misunderstood and misrepresented a disorder can be.

As a family we decided to take action - to risk embarrassment and labeling to get this important message out to the world. Come join our family, share in our lives, and see ADD/ADHD as we see it...
A gift with a heavy price tag.

WELCOME to life in the ADD/ADHD House!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mariah Stirkes Again

When Mariah announced that her health teacher asked them to write a list of 10 responses to peer pressure to drink alcohol I knew it would be post worthy.  After all, I knew that even if Mariah started out with normal answers she would not be able to resist the open invitation to be  - well, Mariah.

1. No thanks, I don't like not having control.
2. No thanks, I have to study.
3. No thanks, I have better things to do than get drunk.
4. No thanks, alcohol smells bad.
5. No thanks, I don't really see the vanity in getting drunk, naked, and spending the next day on a bathroom floor vomiting my guts out.
6. No thanks, I still have a shred of self respect and integrity I'm gonna just keep that intact thank you.
7. No thanks, I don't enjoy associating with people of such minute intelligence and to be around such idiots when you participate in these heinous acts of idiocy would place me at the same level as you.
8. No thanks, my uncle just got drunk the other day he ended up half way to the Sierra-Nevada's wearing nothing but his stupidity on the back of a black and white spotted pony reciting the pledge of allegiance to a gold fish he bought at a Wal-Mart somewhere along the way.
9. No thanks, I think you're an idiot.
10. No thanks, you're ugly. I hope you get alcohol poisoning and die, and maybe then the world would be a better place without your idiocracy darkening the door of my life!

Her teacher gave her 100% indicating that her personal favorites were #8 and #10 


Lee said...

Cracking UP at #8. I might have to use that somehow, but I'm not sure how.

Reading the list of "you might be ADHD if" makes me wondered if I was just never diagnosed ;)

Oh, and when I read 6160, the New 5150, I about fell out of my chair laughing. That's awesome.

Lisa Aro said...

Thank you so much for your feedback!

I have learned a lot about blogging over the last couple months - not the least of which is that it is not as interactive as I thought it would be. I like interaction! So hearing back from people about what they enjoyed on the site makes my day!

Katie and Matt said...

Reading your blogs is seriously one of the things I look forward to most when I am on the computer! I love you guys! p.s. We will hopefully be visiting Fresno in the fall, we will have to get together again :)