Tuesday, February 24, 2009

3 Seconds

Do you ever get distracted?

Turns out, I have the attention span of a goldfish. Shiny objects and other such things tend to make me….

Ooooh, a quarter!

Anyway, so I couldn’t remember if I put conditioner in my hair yesterday while I was showering…it’s also possible that I don’t remember if I did it twice. Then I put face scrub in my hair. I have very clean hair.

See, I spend almost the entire day of most days in my own mind. That amount of time spent in the fantasy land of my brain is liable to distract me from reality….a lot.

It wouldn’t be such a problem if I were solving the great mysteries of the universe, but more often than not I’ve got a song playing in my head like some movie theme while I imagine all sorts of situations that could possibly….maybe….probably not….happen. But seriously, you never know when you might end up as a character on LOST (only for reals, because we all know that could totally happen) and have to run away from the smoke monster.

This trait isn’t something new. When I was little I knew exactly what sort of super-human fighting moves I’d do if a robber ever came into our home. And I could fly.

Chris hasn’t learned his lesson yet. He still asks all the time, “What are you thinking about right now?”

I got tired of making up fake normal thoughts so I started telling him the truth.

“I was just thinking that if I killed someone and I had to hide the body, I would put it back in those trees. I mean, that area looks like no one’s been in there in months.”

“Really? That’s pretty creepy.”

“Yeah, haven’t you ever thought about stuff like that?”

“Never.”

Awkward silence.

(Darting eyes around furtively) “Oh…me neither.”

So, what do I do in the rare moments when reality comes knocking? I shut the door in its face and continue washing my hair with my face scrub while mentally practicing my “hi-ya” moves on ninja monkeys.

7 comments:

Brit said...

Erin you always make you laugh! You seriously should be a writer. Seriously! It always brightens my day to read what you post. Love ya!

Rachel Elaine said...

You mean that's not normal?

Genypher said...

That's what I do!!
I even had a shirt that says "Yes, I have AD... Look a duck!" My mother gave it to me and when ever I'm distracted she asks where the duck is!
This is completely normal, people just don't like to admit it!

A Plane Family Story said...

I think we all have these moments. You are so wonderful and you always make me smile. I can't wait to see you guys. Take Care. Love the Plane's.

Alisha said...

HAHAHA....Erin you are hillarious! I bet if you and I had a ninja fight in our heads it would be awesome. I know quite a few "moves" too! ;)

Lisa said...

I'm so glad that you're posting again! Peter still can't figure out how I get from one topic of thought/conversation to a completely different one in a matter of milliseconds.

Sorry that I missed you when we made our blog private! Send me your email address to youngfamilyblog@gmail and I'll get an invite to you right away.

p.s. Your new little guy is gorgeous/handsome/whatever you prefer.

erinfaun said...

I heart you. And your posts. I am so glad you are writing more! :)