Thursday, April 26, 2007

I'm outnumbered

For those of you who know Josh, you're familiar with his "anal" tendencies. He prefers things to be tidy, well kept- you know, everything in it's place. I, on the other hand, am a little more "free" when it comes to these things. No matter how hard I try, there's always some sort of clutter following me around. (To my credit, I have come a long way. Just ask my college roomates.) So, the other day, I was ironing a few shirts in the laundry room. Lily was at my feet playing with our front load washer. At least I thought she was. I look over and she's carrying the broom down the hall. I decided to follow her into the kitchen where she begins "sweeping." I'm thinking: "Oh no, I can't handle another clean freak in this house."

Then, the other day, I was putting away some clean dishes in a cabinet under the sink. We've got those babyproof clasps on the door which got stuck and didn't shut all the way. I, of course, didn't notice. Here comes Lily, around the corner, pushing her stroller by the cabinet. Not kidding: she stops, looks at the door, pushes it closed, and continues on her merry way. Wow. I didn't know it would start this early. Needless to say, Josh is ecstatic.


chavon said...

you sleeping in a sleeping bag on top of your bed to avoid making it keeps coming into my mind as i read this! you have come along way! :)

Jeffie said...

Oh my dear friend . . . who knew the OCD tendencies could appear so early in their precious lives? I have this warm and fuzzy feeling our little Noah will be more like his Mommy ("free" ... I like that!) :)
I love reading your posts, by the way. It's so evident the Lord is doing something so sweet in your heart and I love getting to read about the journey. I'll be praying the season of "discovery" is filled with divine revelation and a sweet knowledge of how much you are loved by Your Creator!
love you, Nat!!!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

hahahhaah, it's just not fair is it! i've "fell" on my chores duty this weekend, and well, i can home from singin 6 know...and well, the house was spotless. all of the clothes that i had sat on the bed couldn't wait till i got home. it's peter's way of saying he loves me, yet, in my heart i'm saying, PRAISE THE LORD! :) but, i've come a long way as well! who knew I would go 4 and half months making my bed every morning! miriam and rachel and i didn't really know what this meant.

Summy V & DawnyT said...

even though I'm not a true Type A personality, I got a little excited when reading this. I cant wait until she gets her first day planner! Kristen and I will help her color-code!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

I LOVE this post b/c it just makes me laugh to think of Lily closing the cabinet!