It’s not nice to use our kids issues as an excuse to get out of stuff, but sometimes I think it’s awesome that I can say, “Sorry, my son has ADHD and can’t wait around here for two hours.” Take for example my son’s upcoming dance school concert. We had to pay $28 each for tickets to a show where our child will be on stage for a total of 3 minutes and 42 seconds (that’s about the length of the song they are tapping to). The rest of the concert, we have to endure the abject torture of watching other largely talent-less children parade around on stage.
None of the performances are actually entertaining. They are 6 to 10 year olds, they can barely co-ordinate themselves to walk down the street without tripping over, never mind actually dance to any standard I am willing to pay to watch!
Yet, we must go. However, we will have the advantage that after our son is done with his dance, it’s very likely he will want to leave. We will be good and make him stay for a little while out of respect for the other dancers, but then? Yay! We are free and with a good excuse too!
I also really love the fact that I don’t have to participate in any school clean up days, BBQs, fundraising events, or other such things that regular school kids and their parents have to be put through these days.
Yeah, I’m awful I know, but seriously, we have to get some benefits! 😉