Rugs and ADHD

Bob Moulesong -- Author & Writer

On occasion, I have been asked why I chose to write about a squirrel that bounces in place, runs in circles, can’t stand still, and occasionally yells “run for your life!”

Many of us watch squirrels in our backyard, or at the local park. We laugh as we observe them behave in similar ways to Rugs. They seem to have an attention span shorter than the blink of an eye. Our children giggle when two of them chase in other in circles. Their attempts to open a bird feeder can result in a social media post gone viral.

While I am amused and entertained by their antics, I couldn’t help but notice how much they reminded me of two of my children, diagnosed with ADHD.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

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About Michelle McGill-Vargas

Michelle hails from Gary, Indiana where she enjoys writing historical fiction, flash fiction, and short stories. Her writings have appeared in "Lutheran Witness", "Splickety Magazine", "The Copperfield Review", and "Typehouse Literary Magazine." She also currently serves as interim vice-president of the Indiana Writers' Consortium. Until the day her historical fiction manuscripts get published, she pays the bills as a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing. Read her short stories at www.shortfictionbreak.com and visit her blog at www.michellemcgillvargas.wordpress.com
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