Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Labled Child

I am Maggie.
I am 19 years old.
I love the colour orange.
I am a documentor.
I have ADHD, SPD, Raynaud's, and a few other things that I don't want to list.

I was diagnosed a bit later in life. Most children with ADHD, these days, get the lable in elementary school. I was not diagnosed in junior high, but even before then, my teachers were working with my parents to help me through.

This blog will be a recording of my memories and moments with these, um, condtitions. I'm not sure what to call them.

I will write about the moments I found out and how I felt then, and about struggles I still have today as I work my way through community college.

I am hoping that this can be something of a resource to parents with children like me. I am blessed to not have a serious case of anything, but there is no denying its effect upon my life. Maybe it will give some parents a bit of insight if their kids aren't able to fully express what they're going through. I also have yet to find another person, my age, on the internet who is going through the same things -- even though I know there must be hundreds out there.

These lables do not define me, but they have given me, and my parents, one crazy adventure as I've grown up - and I know I still have a lot of growing to do.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Today Was an Ordinary Day

Today Was An Ordinary Day

by Mägi Hubert on Sunday, 10 January 2010 at 21:42 ·
Today I...

- Woke up in a fort
- Woke up in a fort with a tiny dog on me
- Went jump roping around Federal Way in a onesie
- Consome rice and eggs together
- Watched Law & Order for the first time
- Sang with some dogs
- Squeezed tootpaste onto my hands
- Got a commentary on someone dressing themself
- Smelled hairspray
- Played lasertag for around an hour
- Held a baby
- Held a baby
- Held a baby
- Went to Trader Joes and got a wrap
- Had much energy in automobile
- Went to a bridal shop in Wallingford and watched my cousin pick out her dress (beautiful!)
- Walking around Wallingford and the U District for an hour in the dark to pass the time
- Read the 1954 Newberry Award winning book in the UW library
- Went to church
- Played with Marie Antoinette's head
- Invented a secret handshake
- Walked out of a church hand in hand with Sarah
- Found an automobile
- Changed my socks
- Consumed two tacos
- Consumed one water with no ice
- Realized 30 minutes later that my hands still smell like tacos
- Prepared for another beautiful week

My life has been well documented.
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