I live in a bubble. I call it Jessicaland.
Part of it is from my easily-distracted nature.
Three times in my life (as a child, in my early twenties and again in my thirties) I have been officially diagnosed with ADHD…..I call it “OOOh, look! Squirrel!”
Once I had kids it got significantly worse.
For example, I was physically present at church Sunday (yesterday)…but I couldn’t tell you what the sermon was about, who is on the prayer list or what songs we sang. (Sorry Preacher. I promise I try.) I CAN tell you Claire took her shoes off three times, kept her eyes open during the prayer, and laid down on the pew once…And it was hot in the sanctuary. I might have taken my shoes off as well.
Because of this sometimes I miss socially important things.
Like the name of the nice lady I talk to every Sunday (I friended you on Facebook yesterday after church when my husband told me your name)
Like the fact we actually do have classes at our church on Sunday night.(I’ve been a member for 12 years and missed that!)
But anyway. I probably look like I’m snooty. My husband says often my face looks like I’m mad. I promise you I’m neither.
I’m a decently educated but mush-for-brains working mom trying to make sure I’m kind of holding it all together so my kids learn to act with at least a small level of decorum and a large amount of kindness.
My favorite part of blogging by a long shot is people I see regularly in life but don’t know very well, opening up and sharing their stories with me.
How a photo I took reminds them of something from their childhood.
How my kid eating cereal reminds them of raising their kids.
Thank you friends. Thank you for commenting, for sharing your stories and for talking to me.
Thank you for reaching out and making me part of your real-life community. I love you for it!
Happy Monday evening friends.