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You know your child is ADHD when...

OK, so here's the place for all those funny stories about our kids. Funny now that we can laugh about it instead of wanting to scream, or cry, or do murder most foul.

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So, like I posted, it's loads of fun when your kid decided to paint himself, and a bunch of stuff in his room with Desitin and baby powder.

Or how about catching them with tape and scissors because he was going, "to tape the cat's mouth shut to keep him quiet." I had to call my husband and tell him this one at work so he'd get all the laughing done before he got home and couldn't.
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Re: You know your child is ADHD when...

You know your child is ADHD when:

She paints herself and the puppy from head to toe in peanut butter!

You have to make two calls to poison control in the same week when she tasted laundry detergent and managed to take off the child proof lid on her daddy's diabetic medication!

When several months after you get one chipped tooth fixed, she jumps off the couch and chips the other one!

You have a track worn around the back yard from your daughter's running while daydreaming!

You're still buying pull ups and you daughter is about to turn 6!

You send her to clean her room and it looks worse when she's done cleaning than before she started!

When for no apparent reason your daughter charges across the kitchen, jumps up on the counter, and accidentally brakes off the faucet.
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Re: You know your child is ADHD when...

You know your child is ADHD when she asks you a question and you say "Yes" and she goes ahead and tells you why she wants you to say yes anyway.

Ditto to sending her to clean her room and having it look worse instead of better.

(She just turned 10 - probably dx of ADHD)


Her little sister still wears pullups to bed. (She's 6 too - possible dx of Autism).
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You're still buying pull ups and you daughter is about to turn 6!
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I was nine when I stopped.
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You get a call from school because your ADHD hyperfocused on fixing a pen during recess with scissors, was taken to the ER, to the tune of 6 stitches to the base of the finger.

Your 5-year-old ADHD proudly prances out of his room after receiving his Christmas craft stamp pens with stamps all over his ENTIRE body. (Every single inch of it!)

You discover all of the missing assignments of your innattentive 5th grader in his desk which resides in the back of the room by the window.

You come home to do daily damage control, and are just used to it.

You tuck in your ADHD at night and turn off the lights, and discover that the room has been "painted" with phosphorescent laundry detergent.

You come home one day to find a strange little speck on the ceiling, and one on the cabinet, what's that on the wall and on the tele, and all over his room???? (Spit wads)

You come home on one day to find the dogs ate an entire batch of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies off of the counter because ADHD left the room to go to the bathroom and forgot that chocolate is toxic to dogs and didn't call mom right away because he didn't want to get into trouble. (What about the frekin dogs????) LOL!
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Re: You know your child is ADHD when...

Lunacie, you reminded me of one.

You know your child is ADHD when she says, "Mom"

You reply, "Yes?"

"Mom"

"Yes"

"Mom"

"Yes"

"Mom"

"What do you want"

"Ummmm..."
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Lunacie, you reminded me of one.

You know your child is ADHD when she says, "Mom"

You reply, "Yes?"

"Mom"

"Yes"

"Mom"

"Yes"

"Mom"

"What do you want"

"Ummmm..."

LOL!! My son does this all the time - he must have known in the beginning what he wanted to ask, but then forgot.

Here's one - perhaps more interesting than funny: My son is in kindergarten and last Christmas his school set a up a dollar-store for the kids to pick out and buy presents for their family members. He bought his Grandma a Sodoku (sp) puzzle book. Grandma recently started doing those puzzles all of the time, but we don't live near each other. He must have seen her doing them once when we visited her - months before, and remembered the name (even though he can only read a few words?!) or perhaps he remembered the look of the puzzles .............and yet, if I ask what he had for lunch, he cannot remember.
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You know your child is ADHD when you tell her three times to go and put on her shoes and socks, and three times she comes back barefooted.


You know your child is ADHD when she brings home her homework assignment but forgets the textbook. Three days in a row!
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You know your child is ADHD when you tell her three times to go and put on her shoes and socks, and three times she comes back barefooted.


You know your child is ADHD when she brings home her homework assignment but forgets the textbook. Three days in a row!
I hear you, my child is always coming back downstairs without the very thing she went up there for! And she also forgets to bring things home from school, or even take things to school when I have given them to her before leaving the house
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LOL!! My son does this all the time - he must have known in the beginning what he wanted to ask, but then forgot.

Here's one - perhaps more interesting than funny: My son is in kindergarten and last Christmas his school set a up a dollar-store for the kids to pick out and buy presents for their family members. He bought his Grandma a Sodoku (sp) puzzle book. Grandma recently started doing those puzzles all of the time, but we don't live near each other. He must have seen her doing them once when we visited her - months before, and remembered the name (even though he can only read a few words?!) or perhaps he remembered the look of the puzzles .............and yet, if I ask what he had for lunch, he cannot remember.
Steven did that to us. We were driving by a Wal Mart that we had gotten pictures taken at a year before and he pops off with, "Look mommy, the picture Wal Mart!" Does he remember what he was doing ten minuets ago? of course not.

Here's a great one, two years old and he undoes the window lock (the two on the window, and the extra screw type we had put on), takes out his screen, places it down (so you know he just didn't knock the thing out), and climbs out his bedroom window! Next thin I know he's trying to get in the back door, but couldn't because the chain was still on. He's standing there with his arm in the door, trying to reach the chain, see me and says, "I can't get in mommy."

My kids are trying to put me in an early grave. it's no wonder that at 29 I have grey hair.
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Draws on the TV, a door on the floor, and on the Wall all inside of 10minutes.

You get called to the daycare 3 times in one week for him climbing on the classroom tables.

You couldn't have said it better Scattered, Chandler does that whole mom thing about 3 times a day.
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Steven did that to us. We were driving by a Wal Mart that we had gotten pictures taken at a year before and he pops off with, "Look mommy, the picture Wal Mart!" Does he remember what he was doing ten minuets ago? of course not.

Here's a great one, two years old and he undoes the window lock (the two on the window, and the extra screw type we had put on), takes out his screen, places it down (so you know he just didn't knock the thing out), and climbs out his bedroom window! Next thin I know he's trying to get in the back door, but couldn't because the chain was still on. He's standing there with his arm in the door, trying to reach the chain, see me and says, "I can't get in mommy."

My kids are trying to put me in an early grave. it's no wonder that at 29 I have grey hair.
they had 'upside down' day at my kindergartener's school, and his (female) teacher was dressed up as a man, with a huge mustache and all. It was a small group of children, and he sat in a small room across the table from her for several hours, but when I asked him if he had noticed anything about his teacher today he said 'no' and that was that.

Or, daddy was gone for a couple of days, but suddenly he starts talking to him... thought he was just in the other room...

Who sits next to you at school? no idea. Did you have gym, art or music? nothing.

In the dead of winter, looking at the snow falling: 'can we go to the beach today, please, mama?'

Oh I coud go on here... it's pretty funny. If it's not dangerous, like, when he climbs into a stranger's car because he ... because... there is no because. Or walk out into a muddy icy lake and gets stuck and has a stranger dramatically rescue him before I even see him...
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Here's one - perhaps more interesting than funny: My son is in kindergarten and last Christmas his school set a up a dollar-store for the kids to pick out and buy presents for their family members.
this was done at my sons school, he came home telling me about it, he was so excited because he was going to be able to buy stuff for everyone he loved. So, I sent $20. He came home w/something for me and his dad and LOTS of stuff for him.

One day he found a high powered magned my husband has and asked if he could take it to his room. DH said "Ok but make sure you don't get it anywhere near your tv" first thing he did was run in there and hold it up to the tv. What happened? All the color went to one side.
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When the 5th grader begs for a binder to keep everything in order so she won't loose her homework, then just keeps stuffing papers in without ever taking any out so after 2 months it's so full that she can't even zip it closed anymore.

Her teachers this year are aware that at least 2 or 3 (sometimes 4) times a week we have to drive her back to school after she gets off the school bus to get some homework paper she's forgotten and they are going to try to remind her about homework. Trouble is, she may be paying attention to another child that's talking and not paying attention to the teacher. Arrggghhhh!

Still an improvement over the last few years when we raised our concerns and were told "She's so smart!" "She's so friendly." "She's so helpful." "She's so..." We're still hearing "She's so smart" because she is dang it! But they are starting to see how hard it is for her to focus and make plans and follow plans and be organized and keep track of things. And it will only get worse next year when she starts middle school.
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He must have seen her doing them once when we visited her - months before, and remembered the name (even though he can only read a few words?!) or perhaps he remembered the look of the puzzles .............and yet, if I ask what he had for lunch, he cannot remember.
Yep, that sounds like my daughter. She will tell me what I was wearing on an outing TWO YEARS ago (she's 6), but won't be able to remember what she was going to go do in her room in the space of walking from the kitchen to there...
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