Reply To: Frustrating Mornings

Allison Russo

This reply was originally posted by user Benine in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Our reward game works for mornings most of the time, but sometimes there are days like today. This morning he couldn’t get dressed on his own. You know how if you’re thinking hard about something else while you’re making breakfast you might do something twice. Like take a second plate out of the cupboard when you already have one out, then notice and say Hee hee, oops, and correct . Well he was stuck like that this morning, minus the oops and getting back on track. Put two pairs of socks on one foot, then sat there naked on his bed. I could get him un-stuck, but it only lasts a few seconds and he loses the gossamer thread.

Such a contrast to most mornings when he’s very capable. Might lose the thread for a few seconds, then he catches it again and keeps going.

It’s amazing how much day to day variation there seems to be in his brain chemistry.