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Info Overload

Published October 18, 2017 by sarcasmica

Facebook. Facebook is my time suck. I’ve tried deleting the app off my phone, i’ve tried putting it on the last page of my phone, i’ve tried various things to make me think twice about going down that rabbit hole.

Yes, I have free time. No, that’s not a bad thing.

I have recently left city groups and local communities just to lessen the amount of cares I give. Emotionally, I am working with a medicine dropper amount of fucks to give and frankly, my real life family and friends have dibs. Sorry. I just found myself getting increasingly worried about all the break-ins that were being reported, the bad drivers, the found chickens (yes, this is actually a thing where we used to live) the lost dogs, the dead cats, the careless high schoolers…. seriously, why is this interrupting my life? So I left those groups, and it was so freeing!

Today, however, a long ago request to join a ‘Parents of Kids with ADHD’ support page finally accepted my request. After participating in this group for less than 12 hours, I feel like I now have severe ADD and edging towards Oppositional Defiance Disorder. (ODD)

Dealing with my kid’s issues has been a task. A totally surmountable-in-comparison task. This group has both shed a light on options and choices, and also exhausted my already depleted dropper of attention and energy. People are asking about IEPs and medication and products and services and teachers and doctors OH MY!

Today’s take away has been crazy. Apparently there are parents out there that give their ADHD kids coffee.

COFFEE! Like elementary-aged kids! It supposedly has a calming effect on the overworked ADHD brain.

I called my son’s doc and was like, “What the jittery f*ck is up with this info?!” – full disclosure, the quotes are just suggestive. Not literal. .. as in of course I did not actually say this.

My amazing but conservative doc quickly returned my call (had her nurse immediately call me back) to tell me “No. We don’t recommend parents give coffee to their kids. There are no medical studies proving any of this, there is no valid information stating this, in fact, helps. It actually likely causes them to only be helped briefly, and you don’t really want your 6th grader strung out on five cups of coffee a day.”

Ok. Hope dashed. Miracle, obtainable cure-all spoiled. NEXT!!

The next item up for reviews proves to be slightly more productive. It seems, folks, there exists watches that help remind kids of things. You can attach a wrist watch to your non-motivated, spacey, time-oblivious, executive functioning challenged child that will vibrate little reminders with a message like “brush teeth” or “get dressed” or “pay attention” and you can set the time these reminders will go off. Do you know how much more voice and patience I would have if the watch did all my nagging for me?!!

The only hold up is which watch to purchase! I’m researching like a strung out law student before the Bar. … if I can just stop getting sucked into the countless questions and concerns I feel the need to help with on this damn FB page all about ADHD kids.


My Little Corner

Published February 27, 2014 by sarcasmica

Things I am thankful for right now:

1. My jacuzzi -with or without my husband beside me in it
1-a. My ability to block out all werewolf/vampire/grizzly bear/serial killer neighbors/angry insomniac toddler scenarios that my husband puts out there as we sit in a dark and peaceful back yard in said bubbly tub

2. DVR. ’nuff said

3. Healthy children
3-a. My diligent need to check the kids before going to bed so I can prevent the toddler from her repeated attempts to asphyxiate herself with any of the myriad of paraphernalia she insists on sleeping with night after night

4. Sleeeeeep. I love sleep like a diabetic loves modern medicine

5. My husband.
5-a. My husband who’s fair share of crazies make my mood swings look like patty cake
5-b. I have a husband who is smart enough not to cringe at my wooly tree trunk winter legs (the summer version doesn’t change in girth, but are at least smooth more often)

6. Mood Swings
6-a. My ability to not fully commit to a mood swing. It doesn’t take much to lure me out of a mood swing; good TV show, a snack, sleep

7. This little corner plot of Cyberville where i can say or do whatever the hell i please with little to no repercussions
7-a. My obscurity and near invisibility that allows no one to know to be offended or pissed that I uttered an unpopular opinion
7-b. My husband only reads the posts I email him….and even then, i’m not convinced

8. Facebook
8-a. There is always someone in your newsfeed that makes you feel:
better about your own choices
that you aren’t the only whack job out there
motherhood and friendship take on many different meanings

9. Alcohol – even in theory

10. Cars. I can barely make it from the car to the kitchen with the grocery bags. I cant imagine doing the trip three times back and forth from the store to get it all home.

11. Blogging. This is where you can go for instant gratification/feedback to reiterate your own ideas really aren’t that crazy… right??

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