I can so relate to Ernie. Here are some of his finer moments of living with non-ADHD Bert.
1. Ernie and the Telephone
“Ernie, don’t throw that on the floor!”
“Oh, oh I’m sorry Bert. I’ll pick it up later. I couldn’t wait…”
2. Listen for the Knock at the Door
“Hey Bert, was that you knocking on the door?”
…”YES IT WAS ME KNOCKING AT THE DOOR!! I’VE BEEN STANDING OUT THERE A LONG TIME!!”
3. Ernie Discovers the Speed Settings on the Fan
“Hey, Ernie, I’m trying to write some letters.”
“Well, I think if I turn this fan on all the way, it will get REALLY cool!”
(Papers blow everywhere.)
“ERNIE, THE FAN!! TURN IT OFF!! THE FAN!! TURN IT OFF!!…WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?? I’M SITTING HERE QUIETLY TRYING TO WRITE A LETTER!!”
4. Ernie “Organizes” his Toys.
Bert: “You’re actually cleaning up? Be still my beating heart.”
5. “Let’s Do Something Exciting!!”
Ernie: “Let’s do something exciting! Like a birthday party or a circus!! Wouldn’t you like to do something fantastic??”
(Bert gets out his meticulous collection of bottlecaps. Ernie is bored to tears.)
6. Counting Sheep. And Fire Engines. Because Sheep are Boring.
“I got bored counting sheep, so I decided I’d count something more exciting. So I decided to count fire engines.”