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Re: Examples of inattentativeness

Re: Examples of inattentativeness2011-03-19T02:33:34+00:00

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Quite some time ago, Shelby posted: while driving in the rain, i find myself watching the winshield wipers go back and forth instead of watching the road.

I have a terrible time driving, especially at night when there’s a lot of big snowflakes. My eyes can’t alight anywhere, they wander, and I lose track of where the road is. I can do it if I concentrate, like if I have to get home, but I have to drive slower than anybody else, and when I arrive, I’m exhausted.

More to the point of the topic, I was at the supermarket with my toddler daughter, and had her in the kid-seat part of the shopping cart. She was on her best behavior that day, and after a long time of shopping, concentrating on keeping the purchases within my budget, I finally got through the checkout line and got the groceries into my car. I turned around when I heard someone hollering, “Lady. Lady!” and saw the cashier running toward me with my daughter. She laughed, and said, “I think you forgot something.” I was mortified. My daughter thought it was loads of fun, and as I was buckling her into the car, I told the cashier, I never would have gotten out of the parking lot before missing her. But inside: Wouldn’t I?

That was over 25 years ago, several years before I really knew what ADD or ADHD is. Now, I have 3 kids and 5 grandkids. I’m here to tell you, it can get better. Reading all these posts remind me of how far I’ve come, largely due to strategies developed by combing resources like this site, and the many good books that are out there, and, of course, meds, of which I have taken my share.