Forgetfull me...

Even if my goal is to become a better parent (sometimes I think, mostly in other's eyes), my own ADD is a great big stumbling block. You see, My life has come to revolve around some sort of super-structured daily routine/schedule, including my duties at work, space-out time, and removal of those infernal distractions from my main point of view (i.e. no ps2 games, no tv, etc). This does not seem to compensate for the eternally occurring blips necessary for stepping out of the schedule in order to keep things going smoothly, i.e. visits to the doctor. I knew I had scheduled the boys' psychiatrist appointment for a Friday, and the last several trips were located at the end of the month. Incredibly, I landed an 8:15 appointment and an 8:30 appointment. (work starts at nine, and for this office, I might have exited there by 10:30). Unfortunately, I opened the appointment reminder cards this week, and realized that it was scheduled for last friday!  I don't particularly look forward to waiting another two months before the boys can be seen again, as they are sure to run out of medication before then. I have never been able to keep track of any sort of notebook/appointment calender/purse/phone/keys/ etc, despite the routine and familiar mindless schedules, and most of the time me and my kids just laugh about it. The 'zany professor' type that I am is atleast a good basis for humor, which we need more of in our house.  I just wish it wasn't a stumbling block as well.