Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Not OCD, just routine oriented
Isabelle has a funny bedtime routine. I am calling it a routine instead of suggesting that she has OCD. Though her recent addition of counting while she performs her bedtime routine has me a little concerned. (KIDDING!)
Here are the steps in order:
Box fan on
Ceiling fan on
Make sure she has all the correct blankets (pink on bear-bear, yellow and white on her)
Prayer and kisses with mom
Prayer, kisses and singing with Dad. (she specifically asks for "Mockingbird song" every night).
If any of the lights or fans gets turned off or on out of order or by someone other than Isabelle, the entire process starts again. It is a little silly. Jason and I have been attempting to break the cycle of craziness, but so far no luck. I really am not worried about OCD, but I do find it interesting how stubbornly she sticks to doing the same things over and over. Right now I think it is mostly due to wanting to do everything on her own, which hopefully two year olds outgrow quickly.
Do your kiddos have any funny routines? Do they always want to do things themselves? Would love to have some confirmation that my kid isn't the only weirdo!