Saturday, September 13, 2008


I wouldn't think it's possible to be both OCD and ADD. Yesterday I realized that I actually do possess a little of both qualities.

OCD:Getting dishes clean when I hand wash them. It probably takes me way longer to wash dishes than it should.
ADD: I can go way too long before washing dishes. It's my least favorite chore, and one that never ends, so I tend to let them pile up before I do them. I've gotten better since having kids, they sort of force you to clean up more often by making frequent messes.

OCD:Washing my hands. I wash my hands ALL the time, and it's my excuse for not usually using lotion. Even if I'm cooking and get something on my hands that is not bacteria spreading, like onion, I have to wash my hands before I touch something different. It is hard to explain, but I think I wash my hands about every 5-10 minutes. But I don't scrub, I just use soap. The exception is at work, mail is dirty, but you must put OCD aside, it's just not possible to wash your hands constantly and actually get the work done. I don't think I have any ADD about this one.

OCD: Sorting things. If I see something that needs to be sorted, (well, except laundry) I have to sort it, I can't just leave it.
ADD: I will forget whatever I was doing just to sort. I had to stop myself the other day at work, I could have been there all day working for free just to sort some stuff out that was driving me crazy.

OCD: I'm pretty accurate at work, I make mistakes sometimes, but if I know I did something wrong it will bug me until it's fixed.
ADD: I sometimes like to chat a little too much and find myself in a big rush to get out to deliver the mail.

OCD: I start organizing on the computer, pictures and stuff, or or adding tags to things, and then...
ADD:I'll see something, click a link, another link, and another link, and before I know it an hour has gone by and I've only organized 2 albums, and read about 5o blogs. And forget about sending e-mails to people who I mean to catch up with.

Ok, I know there were a bunch of other examples, but I can't remember them now (huh, ADD anyone?). So anyway I just figured out that when you are OCD and ADD they combine and cause you to be Totally F'd Up. I think I need help.....


  1. Love it!
    We all have our special ways that make us the interesting women we are.
    You can read my post on the subjects

  2. You are too funny! I think we are all like that in our own special ways!

  3. This cracked me up! I do the same thing! Trying to do homework is the worst because I'll be doing homework and then I'll check e-mail and then twitter and then on twitter everyone linked to their blogs, so I have to read those, and all the sudden it's been forever!! haha Maybe blogging makes you more ADD? hmm

  4. LOL! I love it! I think I have that TFU disease too! Quick, where's the medication??!!

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  6. Too funny. I hadn't considered it was possilbe to have both but you have proved that it is.

  7. hahaha...I've definitely got some ADD going on over here. I was supposed to be working on some lesson plans and here I am blog-hopping. :P

  8. Genius, I think you have above and beyond to prove that you can in fact have both.

    So Funny~

  9. I'm no expert, but I think that both ADD and OCD (and a handful of other disorders) are problems with the frontal lobe of the brain. So it makes total sense that you have some characteristics of both disorders. Ok, I know you were being silly w/ this post but it really does make sense. :)