August 11, 2008

OCD?...POSSIBLY


Is it possible for a 2-year-old to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Sometimes I wonder about Bauer. Today he came into the kitchen and on the counter was a spray bottle. I had left it there after ironing his pants for church yesterday. He looked up at it and said "that's not goes right there Mommy. That spray bottle goes in the bathroom." So I handed him the bottle and he went into the bathroom and put it away. Another example: One Sunday Brian was making us breakfast while Bauer was playing with his train set on the ground. When breakfast was ready, we said "Bauer, come eat breakfast." He said "just a minute" and then took the train track apart and put each of the pieces and all of the trains inside the tupperware that they go in, put the lid on, and then came and sat up to the table. Example 3: We were at my mom's house and took Bauer to the bathroom. As we were walking out, he noticed a tube of toothpaste and said "Mommy, that toothpaste needs to have a lid." Seriously - what 2-year-old even notices that!? He is also this way about his toys. He has a bag of golf balls that Brian's parents gave him for his birthday and when he gets them out to hit them, he will pour them out of the bag and then line them up in a nice, neat line before he hits them. Or when he plays with cars, he always has to put them in a line before he does anything with them.

5 comments:

Stefanie said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever heard! That's gotta be fabulous for you!

Sara and Family said...

he's normal, trust me! lining up cars, counting things, shutting any open doors, putting the phones on the jacks, categorizing, he'll do it all i'm sure :) i think it makes them feel in control of something, you know?
what a cutie, i bet you're really enjoying him, and congrats on the successful potty training.

Talbot Family said...

Yep, he's pretty crazy. Adessa is simply thinking about who she is going to get to see and play with next. Just think though, when he is some super famous entrepreneur you'll see that his OCD has paid off. As long as he isn't like Leo in Aviator where he freaks out and starts peeing in bottles. Until then just enjoy having a tidy 2 year old. What I wouldn't give for a tidy 2yr. old.

Momberger said...

OCD or not he is the cutest little guy! But, when he grows up a little and if he still likes to clean, send him on over and he can help clean Tia's house.

The Bliss Family said...

I would have to agree with the OCD. When we were at your mom's house on Sunday, the boys were playing outside. I went and told Bauer he needed to come in and try to go potty, and he cleaned up EVERY toy before he came in. I told him he didn't have to because he was going to come right back out...but he didn't care. He just HAD to pick them up...even the ones that Simon and Nolan were playing with! It was so cute.