A.A.A.D.D. (Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder)

Recently I was diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D. (Age

Activated Attention Deficit Disorder). This is how it


I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my

car and decide my car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail

on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox


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

I lay my car keys down 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 first.

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



I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is

only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the

study, so I go to my desk where I find the can of soda

that I had been drinking.

I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to push

the can of soda aside so that I don’t accidentally knock

it over. I see that the soda is getting warm, and I decide

I should put it in the


keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the soda, a vase of

flowers on the counter catches my eye - they need to be


I set the soda down on the counter, and I 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 I spot the TV remote

someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we 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 flowers.

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

spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down 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 soda sitting on the counter,

  • the flowers don’t have enough water,

  • there is still only one check in my checkbook,

  • I can’t find the remote,

  • I can’t find my glasses, AND

  • I don’t remember what I did with the car 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. LOL!!