ADHD isn't a kid that's hyper or extra energetic and loud.
A car with no brakes or air filter. It can't stop itself and it will eventually start smoking and break down. It must be stopped by an outside force or barrier. It needs more regular maintenance and oil changes than most cars.
ADHD is... like a computer with bugs in the operating system. Some programs work great and others keep locking up or just opening multiple tabs and going out of control. Sometimes it's just incompatible with your favorite applications.
ADHD is...a brain with no traffic cop or city government. Nobody to keep the rest of the brain and body organized and safe. No "stop!" No "yield". No "caution". No zoning laws. No ordinances to prevent nuisance behavior or destructive acts.
ADHD is...being on an emotional roller coaster - up and down, swooping from exhilarating highs to stomach dropping lows.
ADHD is... the almost continuous frustration of misplaced objects, forgotten tasks, tearful searches, lost possessions.
ADHD is... a kid who is annoying in a way that is hard to describe. Maybe it's the constant fidgetting, long periods of incessant talking on random topics, or having to repeat news, schedules and rules again and again.
ADHD is...a difficult partner who pushes for excitement and activity. A constant companion who brings out his best and his worst. An opportunity for success as a high energy, innovative, creative entrepreneur or artist.
ADHD is maddening and hilarious!
ADHD IS REAL!