Friday, February 25, 2011


It is Alphabe-Thursday over at Jenny's Place, check it out! 

T is for TARDY, I have never liked the word tardy, too me it is like a shortened version of a kid slang for retard.  However I must admit that I am 90% of the time Tardy.

It is like wearing a name tag or a badge:  Hello, I am TARDY. 

I am TARDY a lot. Mostly I think it is because I am ADHD, I also think it is because I am a wife and a mom. The reason I think it is partly because of being a wife and a mom, is because I am always trying to get something done. EXAMPLE:  we are heading out the door to do something, I say; "I'm gonna throw a load in the washer, let something be getting accomplished while we're out"

This drives my hubster NUTS! and he will proceed to berate me about being late for my own funeral etc etc for at least the next 30 minutes, and sometimes the kids (now grown) will chime in. I have to admit, the only one of the 3 kids that is late SOMETIMES is my son who is severe ADHD and ODD, his younger sister is is also ADHD, but she is like my husband and always early. The oldest, my daughter is usually prompt.

This is what has to say about TARDY:


–adjective, -di·er, -di·est.
late; behind time; not on time: How tardy were you today?
moving or acting slowly; slow; sluggish.
delaying through reluctance.

1475–85;  earlier tardive, tardif  < Old French  < Vulgar Latin *tardīvus,  equivalent to Latin tard ( us ) slow + -īvus -ive

tar·di·ly, adverb
tar·di·ness, noun

1.  slack. 3.  dilatory.

1.  prompt.

Do you see #2 definition for TARDY, THAT is ME also NOW, due to my spine and knees... HMMMM, Guess I better go make that name tag now.


Kristen said...

YEP me too!

Jingle said...

your words inspire.
well done,

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Jenny said...

Hi Susan, You know that saying, "A day late and a dollr short?" For me it should be "5 minutes late and a couple of grand short" and it would be spot on!


What a fun stop on our little journey through Alpahe-Thursday's letter "T".

Thanks for the heads up on your giveaway. I have been laid up for five days now with this ridiculous tooth problem and so behind on everything.

I'll pop over and enter now!

Thanks for a cute link this week.


ChristiS said...

I'm a recovering tardy person! I am trying to turn over a new leaf, but it isn't always easy!

Jackie said...

better late than never :)

Judie said...

Susan, this is a great post!! My husband is "Mr. On Time" and I like to be "fashionably late."

We met our daughter and her family at a restaurant for dinner last week, and of course, we got there first. I ordered a glass of wine. Rod said, "Why are you getting that now? They'll be here in a minute!" Well I knew better! I finished that glass, sipping slowly, and thought about even having another when they finally showed up! They are ALWAYS late, but I really don't care.

Teresa said...

It seems like people are either early or late--I'm on the early side. A lot of fun to read this.

Wendy said...

Tardy is my middle name. I think people who have A.D.D. have to constantly stay on top of time. And I promise I'll email you back, I've been feeling really sick. Can't wait for your Etsy shop!

Jenny said...

Oh sweet Susan.

You aren't tardy at all. Blogging is for pressure, no stress, no heartache.

Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday this week.

But never, ever feel you can't come and go as you like!