I admit it. I’m an addict. Aren’t all ADHD people addicts? My addiction of choice is sugar, but since I’ve been off of it for three days now, I had to find something to replace it.
And I did. Memory. You know, the matching card game for ages 3 and up? We have a memory game with children’s faces from all over the world. I love hearing Neil say SOWF OFF-REEK-AH and TAHN-ZAHN-EE-AH. But I mostly love spanking Neil in Memory. I am so way better than him.
I get obsessed with memorizing acronyms and making up stories to remember them, and I just spin circles around the boy. He doesn’t stand a chance against me.
And I get so MAD when the phone rings or I had to get out a load of laundry because it messes everything UP!
Think Neil Think!
Caroline was grouchy so I changed the scenery by taking her to the basement. We brought the cards with us. I got them all laid out and was so ready to play when Caroline started bawling. I got out the race track to distract her, but it distracted Neil too.
But it was o.k. I could play myself in Memory. Actually, it was perfect. I wouldn’t have to wait any more for Neil to point at fifteen cards before he finally picked one up. I couldn’t believe how efficiently I could play without him–I already found two matches–when Caroline plowed right through my cards. I spanked her too. Literally. She was astonished. So was I. Am I going to have to go off of Memory now too?