ADD meets housework games

People with ADD have a really hard time focusing on tasks that seem dull, boring and even pointless. I know it’s not pointless to clean the house but it just gets messed up again so it seems that way.

But we don’t have problems playing games. George knows I’m up for a game anytime. Is there a point to a game? Of course there’s a point – I want to win!

So games it is. My morning always starts with the game called “Race the coffee pot”. I don’t even have to think about it or check an app to remember. It’s fun and I play it every day. The object of the game is to empty the dishwasher before the coffee is finished. I almost always win and I love that little high five I give myself.

Another way I trick out the morning is to get up with George. I noticed that he always makes the bed. I’m just not that disciplined but I’d feel guilty. I realized if I got out of bed with him that we’d just automatically make the bed together. It doesn’t take 60 seconds (I timed it).

We’re Paleo and in our home, that usually means eggs and veggies for breakfast. I make breakfast on work days and George gets fancy making a nice brunch on weekends. Recently I started racing him to get the kitchen cleaned before he backs out of the driveway.

These games make all the difference. Daily chores aren’t boring and they get knocked out quickly.

I’m behind on posting a ton of power ups. The laundry fairy made sure I saw a $5 bill floating out of dryer (is it mean that I just take this cash? NO – it goes into our Money Game fund) and $4.14 was left over after I paid the cable/internet bill.

I also buckled down and did the quarterly taxes for the first time on my social security income. I overestimated the withholding and have an extra $350 because of it.

Today’s Deposit: $359.14
Level Completed: 169 out of 251
Amount Deposited this month: $1511.78
Total Balance: $19,587.24
Our Money Game fund has increased 8.4% so far this month.

$ 418.33 is needed to reach the next level

New? Start here …

Google Doc spreadsheet showing all 250 levels of the Money Game

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