The Crew - Miss Fabulous, Lil Bro, Big Sis and Mr. Man

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Too True Tuesday on a Wednesday …

… because I am knee deep in messy underwear and I am sick with a head cold. I am happy to report that I am not having the messy underwear issue personally, in case you were wondering.

Okay so this TTT is regarding our obsessions and compulsions. I thought I don’t really have any and then I tried to put this post together and realized that I may need professional help.  Thanks Accidental Mommy!

I cannot tolerate anyone touching my face, dunno why. I once had a facial and had to walk away from it before I slugged the facial lady.

I obsessively wash my hands because I cannot stand for them to feel dirty and frankly I have to deal with a lot of yuck, what Mom doesn’t right? After pouring out the poop bucket with the dirty underwear water in it and bleaching it I wash my hands maybe 10 times because yuckkkkkkkk, so so gross.

I think my #1 compulsion is categories. I like for things to be in the appropriate category and it gets a little obsessive and by little I mean that even the toy box toys are in clear zippered bags of categories. I recently realized that I have rubbed off on my kids, even Miss M puts her animals into appropriate categories when she is playing with them, Lil Bro and the whole crew put things into categories. In fact if I toss lets say Mr. Robot into the train bin for the sake of time he ah well flips out a bit, “That not go there Mommmmm!”

This compulsion doesn’t always lend itself to a tidy environment, which it seems that it should. I think it is the whole work in progress mentality that we have here in Loo Loo Land. They are beginning to get the categories but they are not completely true to the categories, you see? The student has not become the teacher, grasshopper.


Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Yep, see I can organize 'til the cows come home. I love to make pretty boxes up and seperate toys into categories. Then, I am done and move on. Is there any chance these things will stay organized? Nope. Any chance I will go back and re-organize? Nope, I did that part already.
Hmmm. I may have just realized a new issues.
Your Aspie should love it (so the books say)!

GB's Mom said...

If you have to have a compulsion, that is a good one! Our kids need that kind of predictability. Mine are stuck with my best effort, which is only fair and takes lots of emotional energy. The organizational hat goes to you!

MomInTheTrench said...

I love the categorizing compulsion. And how you categorized your compulsions. :)

SanitySrchr said...

I'm bad enough that I alphabetize, color-code, catagorize, put things in numerical order, etc. :) I'll post mine in a bit!

Anonymous said...

On the washing hands bit. One word: Gloves. Like the ones nurses use. Rubber gloves, or better yet, non-latex gloves. Buy them in bulk. I didn't think about using gloves for far too many years.