I have touched before on this space how I tend to be on the anxious side when it comes to clutter and things being out of place in my house. For example, I will think of something I haven’t seen in a while and then go on a massive reorganizing spree to find it and make sure it is where I left it. I did this over the weekend and dragged Eric into it and it was a production (but I did manage to reorganize all of the storage in my bedroom and my basement so it was worth it). Anyway, Charlotte is beginning to pick up on these habits of mine and developing habits of her own. Every morning she must remake her bed. It doesn’t matter if we are running late, she is going to take the time to fix her bed the way she likes it. If (and really, I mean when) she comes into my room on the weekend and Eric goes to sleep in her room, she yells at him the next morning for messing up her bed and then mutters to herself that she has to fix everything. I wonder where she got that from?
She has also started to take out all of the clothes from her dresser and refold them at least twice a week. I’ll find her upstairs with piles of clothes around her refolding every shirt and pair of pants she has and putting them in new places. Whenever she finishes she needs to show me what she did and is honestly SO proud of herself.
There are times I wish I was a little less stressed out about dishes left in the sink or toys where they don’t belong, but I have to say I don’t think it’s the worst thing in the world that Charlotte is showing organizational tendencies. I am also really happy that I can give her clothes to fold and put away and she doesn’t yet understand that it is a chore. She’s at the right age now to start giving her real responsibility and I think it will be a big help when her sister comes. Maybe I can give her nighttime duty then? A mom can dream.