Recently I wrote about the R Word..Retardation. I won’t go into it all again since it is still available in the archives. However, I mentioned that I teach Billy Ray we are all retarded in some ways and strong in others.
I have also shared with you that I am a “messie” a term used in Messies Anonymous to describe someone who has difficulty with household organization. I try to do too much at one time and can be distracted easily.
This weekend Billy Ray gave me a reminder of his strength and my weakness in an area. I was puttering around the house trying to get ready for a meeting with a consultant I had asked to do some staff training with one of the support staff and for the monthly support group I conduct, Lighthouse Parents. I was also trying to get this blog written and straight a few things around the house. I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off.
Billy Ray, on the other hand, was quite focused on what he wanted to accomplish. He was determined to have a milkshake (made with diabetic ingredients) and he repeatedly stayed on focus to remind me of that. Normally his constant demands might irritate me. This time it occurred to me that, I need to be like Billy Ray. He was focused on what he wanted to accomplish and stayed with it until it got done (by asking me for it repeatedly). If I stayed focused on one thing at a time instead of trying to do so much multi-tasking I would probably accomplish more.
Another lesson learned from my son. Thanks, Billy Ray.