Since I can tell y’all anything, I have a true confession. I really am a little OCD. I tend to get a little obsessed about things. There is really no rhyme or reason to what my obsession of the week will be, it just depends on what’s going on.
One thing that is consistent though, is my obsession with decluttering my house. I can go along for days and be just fine. There can be papers on the kitchen island, toys in the living room, the playroom can be a complete disaster and I’m okay with it…for a while.
But once I start to get a little stressed about something or Caroline has already thrown 3 fits and it’s only 9 a.m. I start to suffer from what I like to call clutter anorexia. Y’all know how you hear that one of the reasons people become anorexic is to gain control of something in their lives? That’s like me, but with cleaning up clutter. All of a sudden I need those papers off the island IMMEDIATELY and if you’re drinking from a glass you better have it in your hand or it’s going straight to the dishwasher and those Legos in the living room need to be back in the playroom this instant.
I’ll wait until Caroline isn’t paying attention and I’ll walk stealthily into the playroom and load up a grocery sack to send off to the McDonalds Happy Meal playground in the sky. I need order restored to my little corner of the world. I need to feel in control of something.
Doesn’t this make y’all want to come visit?
Anyway, I know that I have this in me and I try to keep a reign on it and not inflict my sickness on the other members of my household, although P will tell you that he has been the victim of me throwing away more than one important piece of paper. So far, Caroline hasn’t seemed to notice that My Little Pony now only has one hairbrush instead of an entire set, but apparently she does know her Mama well as the following story will prove.
Friday night she went to spend the night with Mimi and Bops. They are currently in the middle of replacing their back patio, so it is a huge mess right now and Caroline hadn’t seen it since they started the demolition. When they walked into the house, Caroline immediately saw the destruction through the glass doors and put her hands on her cheeks and kept shaking her head and saying “Oh dear me, Oh dear me, Oh dear me” and then she said “My mama is not going to like this”.