It's that time again folks. I want to get to know you and vice versa.
Yesterday, an aquaintance and I were discussing the tendencies of autistic children. We were talking about OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). She mentioned that studies have shown that a high percentage of children with autism are born to Type A personalities. That is one thing that I am not. I think I would be considered pretty easygoing - too easygoing in most instances. BUT, I do have several OCD tendencies that I cannot deny.
4. I can't stand for a door to be "cracked" while I'm in the room. Either shut the door or open the door. I feel like if it's cracked, I'm being watched - like on murder movies, there is always a killer hiding behind the door and watching. That FREAKS me out!!!
3. I have to do my makeup in the "correct" order: foundation, eyebrows, eye shadow, eyeliner, blush, mascara and then lipstick. If I get out of sync, it completely screws me up. I'll walk out of the door completely made up except with sparse eyebrows or something dorky like that. I am such a creature of habit.
2. I despise wet peanut butter. It's disgusting! My son's favorite snack is a big ole spoon of peanut butter. He generally gets his own peanut butter jar because he eats is straight out of the jar. I insist that he licks the spoon clean or wipe it out with the paper towel or something. If it goes straight to the sink, it gets wet and yucky and stinky. ICK! I hate it!
1. This is my big one. My mom and sister know what it is. Anybody who has helped me clean my kitchen after a meal, know what it is. I am downright FREAKY about loading my dishwasher, especially my utensils. I have one of those long untensil holders that takes up the entire side of the bottom of my dishwasher. I want specific things in each compartment. From back to front: 3 spaces for large utensils and knives, 2 compartments for forks, 2 compartments for spoons, 2 compartments for kids size utensils. I know it's weird, but it's SOOOOO much easier to unload when similar things are all together. AND, all knives must point down for safety!
Okay. There you have it. My OCD tendencies out there for the whole world to read. Please tell me I'm not alone in this. Come on! Spill! Tell me all your dirty little secrets!!!