Wednesday, December 03, 2008

OCD Christmas

I have mentioned in the past that both my boys and I have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder - think "Monk"). My youngest son who is 4 1/2 has the strongest symptoms and started displaying them as soon as he could walk. It can be a real hassle to deal with some days , but some days you have to laugh.

Today is one of those days! This morning while decorating the tree we encountered an obstacle so to speak. I didn't realize what was going on at first since he IS only 4 and like 2 feet tall. I just thought he couldn't reach all the branches and so forth. Everything he was hanging on the tree was on like only 4 different branches, so like 26 ornaments on 4 branches. So we reminded him of the rule, one branch - one ornament. No dice. Then middle DD noticed a pattern.

In his mind all alike ornaments hang together in groups! This is a grouping of frosted mini apples on our tree.

So what we do is wait for the newness of the tree to wear off and loss it's allure, and then every time we walk by we move an ornament to a more needy location. He is wrapped up in other things by then it doesn't matter to him.

Just wanted to share a glimpse of our daily life with you. It's nice to be reminded that "it's the little things" that make memories. You just know when he is like 30 we will be reminding him of these things. Heck, we still bring up the year that middle DD came upstairs and said Merry Ch --barf, all over my bed, every chance we get! Ah, good times - good times.

Blessings, Beth Ann

1 comment:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Hey I think they look good.