Thursday, June 08, 2006

WHICH ME IS ME?
Our children take medication for ADHD. Go ahead, sue me, tell me the evils of Ritalin, and all the other things of which you really know nothing about, do you? Unless you've LIVED with children with true ADHD (and I want that H in there), I don't want to hear about your fabulous wholistic approaches that are miraculous. You want miraculous? Pharmaceuticals, baby, little pills, those are miraculous.
But that is really not where I'm going with this. Where I'm going is this...
Our children's doctor does not believe in "drug holidays". In other words, he believes kids with true ADHD should be medicated all day, every day, just like any other condition. The reason being, when kids have a medicated way of being, and a non-medicated way of being, or school way and home way, that begs the question, "Which me is me?"
"Which me is me?" I see how that would be very confusing. I don't think, however, that that phenomenon is limited to the use, or non-use, of stimulants. Most of us go around saying, "Which me is me?" We are many things to many people, and with every changing of the hat, different aspects of our personality move forward, or backward, depending on the need.
I practically had to arm wrestle my husband to get him to tell me what he thinks of my blog. Finally, he said, "You use a different voice for that, it's not the one I am used to." Hmmm... not exactly what I was hoping nor expecting him to say!
So, now he's got me all worked up asking, "Which voice is my voice?"

6 comments:

T said...

Carrie - Your blogs always make me think. I love them. Besides God, who does know us best? I envy men and their ability to always be the same, even tempered souls that they are. They have to put up with our ever changing emotions. Who am I today? Who am I tomorrow? Sometimes, it just depends on my hormones! T

T said...

Carrie - Your blogs always make me think. I love them. Besides God, who does know us best? I envy men and their ability to always be the same, even tempered souls that they are. They have to put up with our ever changing emotions. Who am I today? Who am I tomorrow? Sometimes, it just depends on my hormones! T

Anonymous said...

Carrie, I've been wondering about you lately. The blogs have a hint of anger in them.....well maybe not anger but a definite edge to them...I realize through your blog that you are gearing up for summer...maybe we are such a combination of different me(s)that we are in flux at times....looking forward to more blog(s) now that you aren't sicker than a dog

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