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March Maddness: My Journal 1988

Joined: 3/3/2014
Posts: 1
I always seem to stress my Mother out. Everyone always tells her, you have the patience of a saint, or I don’t know how you do it. I don’t know why they say that. Shes always begging me to stop, pay attention, calm down, or sit still. I try to remember that grocery store isles are not made for my cartwheels, but sometimes I can’t help it.
I don’t understand a lot about how grownups think, their so strange. I have a condition called A.D.H.D. Mom tells everyone we come across. I’m not sure what it means, though I figure it means something like, Awesomely Doing Happy Deeds. Only because she starts telling everyone about it whenever I’m doing my karate moves with my imaginary friend Chuckles. I’ve never taken a karate class but Chuckles and I watch a lot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Mom tells me that the most important part of karate is in your mind. She always tells me when we’re practicing downstairs, to find a quiet place to meditate. That’s when Chuckles and I write songs. We are pretty good song writers. We sing about whichever room we are meditating in. Our favorite song is called The Wash Room.

“Pile for darks,
pile for whites,
We like the park,
but not at night.
We are ninjas in the wash room.”

We got to sing it in Sunday School. My Aunt Jane is my teacher. She loves our moves. I get excited when I go to Sunday school. Aunt Jane says she can see Chuckles, which makes sense cause in church people see all sorts of things. She sees everything, even a Holy Ghost. Why theres ghost with holes in it at church, I don’t know. Chuckles and I asked Pastor Bailey once why we couldn’t see it. He told us “You’ve got to have faith.” I know he knows what he’s talking about cause he’s got a whole church full of people that have it. Besides, I’ve heard the song too. My Mom blasts it when we go garage sailing on Saturday mornings. Something that famous has to be true.
I try to tell mom that she has to have faith when she gets all worked up about how Chuckles and I act in public. She gets so mad sometimes she actually try’s to tell me he’s not real. As much as she listens to that George Michael cassette you’d think she’d understand. My Dad says I’m special. He does my karate moves with me all the time. Mom always tells us to take our awesomeness outside that she’s going to have a breakdown. When I’m playing with my Dad, Chuckles isn’t with us. I’m pretty sure he’s meditating though. Any who, I gotta figure out how to get moms hairdryer out of this tree before she finds out that Chuckles took it. We used it as a machine gun against the invaders from the hedge yesterday and she’s been looking for it all morning.
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