And it's called shpilkis. Okay, so technically it's called ADHD, but to my family, its called shpilkis. The definition of this condition is as follows: The inability to remain still, leave objects in their rightful place, or stop moving. The uncontrollable propensity towards touching everything, playing with everything and listening to 4 conversations at once. This is my disease. It is something I have lived with my whole life, and something I have learned to cope with.
School: While others sat quietly in their chairs listening to the teacher, or talking to their classmate, I was doing something else. I was balancing a pencil on its eraser, while listening to the weekend plans of the people behind me, analyzing the typeface of the alphabet that lined the room and simultaneously listening to the teacher.
Everyday life: While my family is eating dinner, or enjoying polite conversation - I am twirling chop sticks and then rubbing them together to see if they will spark, along with checking my phone and talking to Jeremy, while also listing to the conversation at the end of the table. (this was yesterday)
Work: I have 5 windows up at all times, writing a letter, talking on the phone to a tenant, checking gmail, buying shoes online, and reviewing financial statements at one time. (all while tapping my feet)
This leads us to a problem. For our honeymoon we have decided to travel to Thailand. I could not be more excited, but this trip requires that we fly there. Fly 21 hours there. Fly 21 hours in a very small chair watching Jerry Maguire on the communal movie screen, likely with soda that I had spilled on myself earlier (I also spill a lot due to lack of attention). HELP!!! Please send me book recommendations, activity books, music playlists. Skip the wedding gift, just help me stay entertained on the flight or Jeremy may not want to be married to me by the time we arrive in Thailand.
SOS - please help.
In other wedding news, I just got an email from my dad confirming the limo for the bridal party for the wedding. Turns out the name of the limo company is "Sexxxy Limo". Should we be concerned?! I can not explain how hard I will laugh if there is a pole in this limo. I love it. Sexxxy limo. Red furry seats, here we come!