Brielle has always had the attention span of a butterfly. Quite the opposite of her sister, who was sitting through books with simple plots at this same age. Now Aviana and I are reading chapter books, while Brielle and I are content with What’s for Lunch? and Find the Duck type books.
I’m getting off topic a bit (which is my point) but I wanted to ask if I am inheriting a shorter attention span from my daughter. To illustrate:
I start to cart all the dolls and toys out of the kitchen (which always seem to be there at the end of the day, despite the no toys in the kitchen rule, and my saying every five seconds, take the toys out of the kitchen), and see a torn book that needs taping; so I get out the packing tape, which is kept in the drawer by the refrigerator on which hangs the grocery list; which reminds me that I need to print off a new grocery list, so I go to the computer, but discover the printer is out of the dark pink ink (not that I need it to print off the grocery list), so I go into the closet in Kevin’s office to get another cartridge and notice the magnetic calendar we bought for Aviana and are hiding in there until she is a little older and Brielle is less likely to wander away with all the important dates, which reminds me that tomorrow is the first day of February and I need to change all my calendars; when I flip over to February I see it’s my sister-in-law’s birthday tomorrow–HAPPY BIRTHDAY CONNIE!!–and realize I haven’t sent her card; so I make a note to stick on in January so next year I will see that I need to send the card before her birthday arrives and I go upstairs to my scrapbooking room to make a card; while I am there I notice there are dead flies all over my carpet so I go get the vacuum and vacuum them up then I see the plant really needs watering so I go downstairs to the kitchen to get some water and see all the toys and dolls in the laundry basket I left on the floor by the drawer by the refrigerator.
So what I want to know is, is this condition permanent?