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!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rachel's Bucket List Part II

      164.    Go waddling with penguins, do the really tap dance, hmmm?
166.  Wear Ozzy Osbourne glasses and go around in a purple trench coat talking loudly in a British accent all day
170.  Sit in a giant bowl of cereal and soy milk and eat it
174.  Ride a llama (Napoleon Dynamite quotes are a must)
175.  Wear glass slippers
177.  Make an igloo
179.  Go for a joy ride in a golf cart
184.  Go sledding with a team of dogs (Delilah and Lily on board with me all decked out in winter gear - her two chaweinnies)
185.  Talk to someone on one of those gigantic 1980’s cell phones
186.  Buy a neon green ninja suit
188.  Look up at the sky and scream. “Take me with you!”
190.  Sit underneath a footbridge and jump out when someone crosses, demand that they answer a riddle before they cross
192.  Hide in a suit of armor
195.  Write my own fairytale
196.  Adventure through the countryside acting out scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
202.  Dress up like Robin Hood and run into a bank scream, “Steal from the rich and give to the poor!”  (Mark and I have discouraged her from fulfilling this one)
203.  Visit Washington DC and be very bored
205.  Play the harmonica on a dock and see if I can summon a whale
213.  Have a big movie moment, music and all
214.  Go to that ice cream shop that sells $1,000 dollar ice cream, order the cheapest thing on the menu and then laugh at everyone wasting their money
216.  Challenge Bobby Flay to a toast challenge and kick his butt
218.  Buy a taco shaped wallet
222.  Go snowboarding and get nicknamed, “the Falling Tomato”
225.  Kiss someone in the pouring rain
234.  Buy a giant slip on fin and a red wig and sing Little Mermaid songs on the beach
235.  Dress a chicken up like a rapper -- name him M. C. Nugget
238.  Learn to hack from R$%@&#
247.  Graduate from high school (next week --yay!)
250.  Acquire a Cajun accent
260.  Buy a book of crossword puzzles in a different language
271.  Play solitaire with GIGANTIC playing cards
282.  Learn the language from Avatar
288.  Go to the coast and ask the tour guide how to get to Bikini Bottom
293.  Host a polka party lollapalooza


Jeanne said...

I love Rachel's bucket list! Let's see, I've done 185, 188, 196, and 225. I totally want to do #174 and 177. Truly, Rachel, I have always wanted to build an igloo. The only thing that's stopping me is that I hate to be cold.

KLARK Nehring said...

I love these, but I have to say that my ultimate favorite is 205. What a wonderful thing to want to do!!

I was laughing to myself that this sounds like one of Sponge Bob's lists of fun things to do all day, and then I read #288. Fun!!