It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Decorating… Exploded In My ADHD House
And so it begins. The ADHD Christmas decorating, wreath-building, cookie-baking, and present-hiding will commence — with typical ADHD hyperfocus and excitement. I know full well that I’m only creating work for myself in January, when all the Christmas things should come down but never do. But, still, the yuletide dopamine is stronger even than the egg nog so Ho, Ho, Ho we must!
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I used to feel totally overwhelmed by the holidays…Especially Christmas. All that fuss, decorating the tree, knowing it was only going to have to come down in a few weeks and be stuffed back in the box. (Yes I had a real one once…ugh.) But it was worth it to see that look of wonder on my son’s face on Christmas morning when Santa had come and left all those presents under the tree. I have to admit I was relieved when he made the connection that Santa brought the same stuff that Mommy’s had bought in the stores over the previous months. Yes I had to bring him with me, if I’d paid a babysitter I wouldn’t have been able to afford the toys. He bought my excuse that Mommy was Santa’s helper and that he came and got the toys and brought them back at Christmas but that didn’t last long. So, once my little one didn’t think Christmas was magic anymore, I have to admit…I breathed a big sigh of relief and stuffed that infernal tree back into its box and it hasn’t seen the light of day since then.