I am the person that you don’t want to ask, “How are you today?” Before the conversation is
over, I will be laying on your couch telling you my life story. I can’t help it. It just spews out. I am
a volcano of information. I believe that it is caused by undiagnosed ADHD. As a matter of fact I
was just at the doctors last week and I brought up the subject of ADHD. I told her my concerns.
She asked some questions then turned to my husband and asked him if I snore. He said I did.
WHAT? I DO NOT SNORE. Well maybe I do. I do remember waking up to the sound of snorting
and realizing it is me. Is this a sign of ADHD? I will have to Google this. By the time I left it was
decided that I would have some testing for Sleep Apnea.
I usually put off going to the doctor until I have at least three things wrong with me. As I get older
the visits are closer together. I live in a town that has a revolving door of doctors so I usually only
see the same one a few times before they move on to greener pastures. Judging by the number of
people in the waiting, it looks pretty green to me. We also just lost our hospital. They also moved
on to greener pastures.
When my kids were little they were embarrassed that I would randomly talk to just anyone.
(For the record, you probably don’t want to sit by me on a plane either.) I remember being
somewhere with my older son. He was around four. I struck up a conversation with a man.
After the man walked off, my son looked up at me:
Him: Did you know him?
Me : No
Him: Was he as stranger?
Him: THEN WHY WERE YOU TALKING TO HIM?!?!
Parenting 101: Never talk to strangers. SCORE
Parenting 101: Practice what you preach. FAIL