2 days ago
I love a bit of weird. Both ‘funny ha ha’ and ‘funny peculiar’ as we used to say as kids. I love the random and the bonkers. Quirky turns of phrase, surprising concepts, things that catch me off guard and make me belly laugh. Hence my (no longer) secret crush on #NoelFielding.
So our #ADHDworld of bizarre conversations about cheese, improvised songs featuring chickens and bumholes, strange streams of consciousness and random ramblings suits me down to the ground.
I never know what the boy will come out with next. Sometimes I have to feign parental displeasure at his choice of wordage, while secretly commending him on using his broad vocabulary accurately and imaginatively. (A certain boy in his primary school class ensured he had an adept grasp of very colourful language from year 2, so I’m now hardened to it and, frankly, love a good swear.) His mind (when he’s not glued to the PS4) is an amazing jungle of entertaining nonsense. Er, I mean creativity and inventiveness. They say the #ADHDbrain sees things from unexpected angles, solving problems by coming at them differently, innovating and revolutionising by applying their unique perspective.
Which gives me confidence that this particular positive attribute will have more value in the wider world than simply keeping me entertained. But who cares if it doesn’t – at least we’ll have had a good laugh along the way.
And with ADHD on board for the ride, you need laughs as much as you need hugs. They break the tension that often bubbles away in the background and, most importantly, unite and bond you. So bring on the weirdness my boy, I think both it, and you, are wonderful. #ADHD #ParentingachildwithADHD #PositivelyADHD #loveADHD #ADHDpositives #ADHDteen #ADHDmum #ADHDparents #ADHDissues #ADHDproblems #ADHDstrengths #HowtobeADHD #ADHDaware #adhdawareness #ADHDbrain