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Having ADHD is like being an Ernie in a world of Berts.

I can so relate to Ernie. Here are some of his finer moments of living with non-ADHD Bert.

1. Ernie and the Telephone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpxAChE46zU

“Ernie, don’t throw that on the floor!”
“Oh, oh I’m sorry Bert. I’ll pick it up later. I couldn’t wait…”

2. Listen for the Knock at the Door

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCXFBThMEMI

“Hey Bert, was that you knocking on the door?”
…”YES IT WAS ME KNOCKING AT THE DOOR!! I’VE BEEN STANDING OUT THERE A LONG TIME!!”

3. Ernie Discovers the Speed Settings on the Fan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVsfbukFJWA

“Hey, Ernie, I’m trying to write some letters.”
“Well, I think if I turn this fan on all the way, it will get REALLY cool!”
(Papers blow everywhere.)
“ERNIE, THE FAN!! TURN IT OFF!! THE FAN!! TURN IT OFF!!…WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?? I’M SITTING HERE QUIETLY TRYING TO WRITE A LETTER!!”

4. Ernie “Organizes” his Toys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKnhTUBt5xI

Bert: “You’re actually cleaning up? Be still my beating heart.”

5. “Let’s Do Something Exciting!!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ls2vNfQxyc

Ernie: “Let’s do something exciting! Like a birthday party or a circus!! Wouldn’t you like to do something fantastic??”
(Bert gets out his meticulous collection of bottlecaps. Ernie is bored to tears.)

6. Counting Sheep. And Fire Engines. Because Sheep are Boring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7IHPJ0k9Bg

“I got bored counting sheep, so I decided I’d count something more exciting. So I decided to count fire engines.”

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 March 30th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.

3 Comments

  1. ADDrift No More September 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    This is awesome! I just showed it to my ADHD son and he laughed too. 😀 Thanks for adding a little humour to an otherwise frustrating situation. 🙂

    • Stephanie September 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it! 😀

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