I remember my mom telling a story about when I was a little girl. She was "encouraging" me to organize the dishes and silverware in my little pretend kitchen. Forks go together, spoons just so, plates stacked, then bowls, etc. Later she worried that she might be making me a little OCD. Sure enough, here I am 25 years later with a neatly organized silverware drawer, and color coordinated and folded underwear. (don't worry Mom, I am not blaming you for this, nor do I consider this a bad thing... don't start having a guilt trip. Call me if you need therapy!) Anyway, I remembered this story when I had children of my own, so I tried, without much success, but I tried, NOT to make my children too OCD. Obviously, as shown by the pictures to the left, I failed.
We got a package in the mail today
from my Mom which contained two new "CARS" vehicles. The boys got out their collection and played with them for awhile. When I checked on them, this is what I found. Neat rows, organized by color.
I should probably be ashamed, but I not. I am so proud!!! Aren't they adorable? I did not give them this idea... Canaan came up with it completely on his own, carried it out by himself. All I did was walk in, see it, and take a picture. Of course, now that I have taken the picture, he is going to do it constantly.... oh well!