Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dominyk Being Quiet so I can Work

"Do you have a protractor on you?"

"Is that a tea bag? Do they re-use those? They don't? Can I have it when you're done with? Oh crap that's hot" Did you know you can re-use that t-bag five times?"

"Can we go buy a protractor?"

"I need snowpants and a hat and mittens and boots by Thursday."

"Cory (PCA) said you can reuse t-bags. So don't question him."

"I miss Shannon" (Our PCA who is doing her internship)

"Oh man, my coffee's gone. I shoulda savored it. That stinks."

"The force, I must use the force within."

"Am I distracting you?"


r. said...

I know it's not the point of the post, but I kind of feel for Dominyk. I have OCD and ADHD. When I was a kid I buried myself in novels because then I "listening" to the voice of the narrator in my head, which displaced the otherwise endless rattle of mental "chatter" (the same chatter that you hear out loud from Dominyk). My mom enrolled me on swim team in fifth grade and it was pure torture--there was nothing to do but listen to all those random thoughts as I swam lap after lap. I wonder if Dominyk also has that constant stream of thoughts, or if it's just when he has an audience. If he does, I wonder if it bothers him as much as it did/does me.

Sorry for such a long monologue. I just kind of identify with Dominyk. I wish--as I'm sure you do, too--that there were some medications that could quiet his obsessions and compulsions and make his world more normal.

Angela :-) said...


If you come back to read this, I would love to know if you have any ideas on how to help my son combat that very thing. I suspect that is what goes on with him, as well. He is almost always reading. He's never been officially diagnosed with OCD, but as his mother, I'm sure he has it.

Thanks in advance.

Angela :-)