If you have been following our blog for long, you most likely know that Jake was diagnosed with ADHD at the beginning of this school year. If you know us personally, you probably also know that this came as no surprise to us. Brandon has ADHD, and well, quite frankly, if you have known Jake most of his life, I’m sure you would know that he had it too.

So we are definitely used to the very random, outlandish ADHD-isms that go on around our home.

For instance, there is a lot of movement over here. A LOT. There is always someone beatboxing, tapping, running, talking, jumping, singing…you name it, our house is never quite. Or still, for that matter. ha.

It is my hope that by me talking plainly about our journey with ADHD, that we can encourage some of you out there who are dealing with it too. Because the fact of the matter is…ADHDers are amazing. So so amazing. They are usually the most friendly, funny, enjoyable kids {and adults ha} out there. They are the life of the party.

So I thought it would be fun to, from time to time, give you all some funny little sayings that I hear around our house. I call them ADHD-isms. Those random comments that come up throughout the day that are HYSTERICAL…but you try so hard to not laugh because they are said in a serious context. You know the ones I mean?

Well, here’s a couple from today spoken from my little man….

Jake – “So mom…I didn’t get all my stars today”

{Jake has a modified plan that allows his daily behavioral schedule to be broken up into 4 blocks instead of one, so his goal is to get 4 stars daily}

Me- “That’s too bad, how come?”

Jake- “Well, I was being disruptive. See I just have all these things pop into my mind that I want to tell everyone and I just can’t remember them so I can’t save them to tell them at recess time, so I just shout out and tell them then. I know I should do it, but MOOOOMMMM….it’s SO HARD to not tell them!!” 

{This is all said with tons and tons of animation and hand motions, and oh my word, I about died laughing, and he giggled like crazy while telling me this. Classic ADHD}

Brandon- “So Jake, what do you have that makes you do this?”

Jake- “BHD, Dad…it’s called BHD.”

Brandon- “Oh so that’s kinda like a PhD, right?”

Jake- “Yeah, yeah, right! Same thing!” 

Yup, they are exactly the same thing for sure! ;)


8 thoughts on “ADHD-isms

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