Saturday, December 09, 2006

One Of the Many, Many Reasons I Cannot Sleep at Night

Sam, in his old age, has acquired many toys. We have blocks, balls, rattles, drums, stuffed animals, things that squeak, things that ring, ad nauseam. You get the fucking picture. Some of the toys are part of a set. For example, everyone recognizes this Fisher Price classic, right? Well, I can't fall asleep at night unless every ring is nestled snugly in it's proper order on that damned yellow pole. He has a shape sorter set that has square, circle, triangle and star blocks, one in each color of red, blue and green. Once he's in bed, all twelve pieces must be in the container with the lid securely on, or my right eye twitches violently. My parents, in their ongoing attempt to propel me off the deep end so as to gain custody of their grand baby, bought Sam a toy that comes with a set of ten balls. Each ball has something inside of it. A few of the balls make sounds, like the one with a bell inside, and the cat freaking loves them. Consequently, I am forever in search of balls. Every night I gather them all together and start counting. Anything less than ten is unacceptable, and requires lifting furniture and using flashlights.

So you see, I am truly insane. I have baby toy OCD. Other aspects of my house are a wreck. There are weeks worth of mail fliers piled on every available surface. Laundry gets washed and folded, but rarely put away. And yet, I become unglued if one toy is missing.

God help me when this kid discovers LEGOs.

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8 comments:

Lora said...

god help me when I discover legos in jakes diapers.

i have the same issues. thank god for the severed heads blog

Amy Jo said...

Yipes! I forgot completely about the severed head blog! I just got done catching up, and I put it in my google reader.

SOB is a total LEGO freak, so it's inevitable in this house.

Susan said...

What? You mean that's not normal behaviour? The compulsive sorting and counting?

I'll be over at the therapy blog...

Amy Jo said...

So far, these are the only three things I obsess over. Let's see if I can keep it under five!

super des said...

Since the Dr is obsessed with Legos,let him make sure all the pieces are there.

ps - I have a giant tub-o-lego and I don't even know how many were in there to begin with, so counting them now would do now good.

Amy Jo said...

All this talk of legos is making my eyes itch.

Valerie said...

Oh my.

Nothing else to say.

JUST BREATHE!!!!

Amy Jo said...

I need to take a meditation class or something!