The past few weeks, as Wee has struggled so much at school, I find myself "missing" other things that I normally would remember to be sure to be a part of. *** ExFIL was going to put a notice in the paper of difficult child 1's military award. I realized this morning that I had not seen it and have thrown all the papers away, so I couldn't even go back and look. I thought surely I had not missed it. Even if I had, likely someone would have mentioned it...but I felt pretty much awful having really forgotten to even look and, at that point, not knowing. Then I found out that another friend's mother was put in the hospital for a night, retaining fluid from CHF. *** I realize stress is, and is going to remain, a big factor in the world of difficult child's. And, as I mentioned in another post, I'm dang sure ADHD, and probably a bit Aspie, too (I am weird). It takes a bit of work, but I can weather the 4 or 5 random daily phone calls and emails from school and manage to redirect myself back on track at work and have (thus far) kept up with work. *** How do you keep track of the little things? I feel awful that my friend's mother was in the hospital and I didn't even know it. I feel awful that difficult child 1's accomplishment, likely, could have been missed (it wasn't, but it could have). Any tips?