Dear Dr. LeCrone: Several years ago you wrote a column called Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. It fit me perfectly. Will you please repeat it?

Dear reader: This humor fits many of us. Please enjoy.

I decide to wash my car.

As I start toward the garage, I notice there is mail on the hall table. I decide to check the mail first and lay my car keys down on the table.

I put the junk mail in the trash can and notice it is full. So, I decide to take out the trash first.

But, I think, I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the trash, so I will pay the bills first. However, there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk, where I find the Coke I had been drinking. The Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, I pass a vase of flowers that need to be watered.

I set the Coke down, and I discover my long-lost reading glasses. I set them on the counter, and while filling a container with water, I spot the TV remote on the kitchen table.

Tonight when we want to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers, and most of it spills on the floor. So, I put the remote on the table and wipe up the spill.

Then, I try to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day: The car isn't washed, the bills

aren't paid, there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren't watered, there is still only one check in my checkbook, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, I try to figure out why nothing got done today. I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired.

Remember, growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional. Laughing at yourself is therapeutic!

Hap LeCrone is a clinical psychologist. If you have questions or topics you would like him to discuss, write to him at 4555 Lake Shore Drive, Waco, TX 76710 or e-mail him at And for an archive of his columns, visit www.haplecrone. com.