Tuesday, February 2, 2010

O.C.D. {Operation Cute & DisOrderly}

We usually get a good report home every day from Henry's pre-school teacher: he shared, was a perfect angel {for her, of course} or he loved his spaghetti so much that he needed a new shirt.

My favorite this week, though, was when his teacher told me that all the children lined up trucks on a car rug and he went behind them and faced all the vehicles in the right direction and lined them up so they were exactly on the carpeted road.

I have no idea what she's talking about.*
No child of mine could possibly be so persnickity.
used car lot
{Oh, shoot. I actually have evidence of him in action.}
cars 1
His latest finished project {heaps of small toys compliments of my in-laws- Merry Christmas!
I should add they really are wonderful and we are super thankful for all our small gifts that may or may not be headed back to their house in an unmarked package }.
cars 2

While he may follow his big brother to the ends of the earth, brothers
this little brother is completely different in personality and quirks.

Any clue as to why my second born could be so orderly?
And how he can get his lines so straight?
Do y'all think he's trying to teach me how to clean?

*All pictures of Henry's work, as I'm sure you guessed. I just happened to catch a few of these, but he does this with chairs, socks, balls and any and all toys.

I'm planning on keeping him away from the medicine cabinet.


Rachel said...

Oy - if only I could claim I was cute and disorderly!

He's got quite a knack for organization - love it! They start young, eh? (Says the OCD mom with a son just like her! :)

He is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Sure, keep him away from the medicine cabinet, at least until he's old enough to read labels and know not to inbibe. However - turn the boy loose in the pantry! The front closet! The *gasp* garage!

He's adorable, Hillary - enjoy these pre-school years!

Faith said...

I work at a school and wish all kids were like that, haha! How cute!

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

I started out at an early age too...lining things up...and now, all my cans in my pantry have to be lined up, labels facing out...or I can't sleep. It's weird!

~k said...

He's welcome at my house anytime!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness ... My Grant is EXACTLY like this too. I had a parent/teacher conference with his pre-school teacher this morning and she said he is the *best* cleaner in the room. He helps everyday after lunch stack chairs and clear the table. His room is super neat and he always puts his toys where they belong. Hello, he's 3! My husband doesn't even do that.

Cute post .. love it when I read something that reminds me of my life. ;-)

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Oh my gosh, your boys are just so cute.

I have one that is fairly orderly and two that are kind of messy, so they all end up being about the same level of drive-me-crazy. Plus, they're girls, so that makes them much worse than boys in the messy department. Oh, yes it does!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

That's interesting...I tend to assume that characteristic is more common in firstborns. Hmmm...

Dawn said...

i love the lined up... everythings! my son used to line up his cars for miles... and i thought for sure he would end up being a neat freak... or at least as close as this family could ever get! but no. it didn't last. oh well!

Donna said...

Just one more precious thing about that little boy that makes me want to eat him up! What a doll!

Gray Matters said...

Davis did that with EVERYTHING - Kale is just doing it with cars and trucks - go figure. It's only a matter of time before they put their dirty clothes on the floor by the empty laundry hamper like their daddy!

The Mom-tage said...

We could use his help around here! Unfortunately our crew is all about taking things out of neat rows. Not that there are any neat rows... sigh.

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