Hello to my ADHD peeps and ADHD loved ones,
Summary of my last post… I grew up in a relatively small town, and even as a baby my mom notices that I am different.
By the time I was a couple of months old my mom noticed differences in development when comparing me to my two sisters. One of these differences that she still tells me about is how I handled social situations. My parents would have friends and family come over to visit the new baby. During these interactions I would become overstimulated very quickly and no one truly knew why because I was the only kid that was “different” in my immediate family.
To this day I still notice my “differences”. My brain seeks gratification from peoples attention like an extrovert. But I also have introvert traits such as feeling drained when all eyes are on me because I feel like I have to put up on a show to impress this new audience. (I have your attention, now how do I keep it.) To me dealing with ADHD is creating a balance between extrovert and introvert personality traits.
Back to development I was quick to start walking, and with this quick development of walking I started climbing everything that was in the house. By a couple of years old I was already starting to climb on top of the kitchen cabinets and later climbing on top of the refrigerator, nothing was safe from my climbing. Anything that was breakable or irreplaceable had to be fully hidden in places like my parents closet. (Bless my parents for having patience during all of this.)
I think one thing a lot of people don’t understand about ADHD is the fact that simple tasks can become some of the most monumental tasks for a person with ADHD…
Fun Fact For the Week: 12 percent of people dream entirely in black and white. Back in the 1940’s 75 percent of people rarely or had never seen their dreams in color.