Clean Carpets to Brushing Their Teeth…The Little Things That Keep Me Sane!

Being incredibly OCD is both a blessing and a curse.  During a move,it could literally drive you insane (not a far drive for me).  But on the flip side of that, the incredibly OCD often find things that excite them that do not even remotely interest others.  That’s the plus side.  While unpacking, hanging, and cleaning again today, the thrills were abundant!  Here are the top 10:


#10 – Freshly vacuumed carpet.  You can almost smell the clean!

 #9 – Beds that are made…..EVERY DAY!

#8 – Kids that don’t make a mess when they eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  (Obviously I don’t have a picture of this yet because I am still trying to figure out how to make this happen, it’s a “wish list” item).  

#7 – Pictures hung neatly on the walls in clusters that obviously make sense, all measured and marked prior to hanging.  

#6 – Dinner cooking on the stove long before the hubby gets home (brisket in the pot in the background, more on the pots and pans later in the list).  

#5 – Children that take naps during the day at designated times.  (Again, no picture, haven’t figured this out either….another “wish list” item.)

#4 – Matching pots and pans.  This almost makes one’s life complete, wouldn’t you agree?

#3 – Kids that clean up their toys periodically throughout the day. (No picture, you get it, still working on that.)

#2 – Things that smell good.  I mean seriously, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re at, every body likes things that smell good!  

And the #1 thing that keeps this OCD Mom sane?  The fact that sometimes (just sometimes mind you) when my babies get quiet and I’m worried they are up to no good, I find them doing things like this BY CHOICE!  Maybe I’m not doing such a bad job after all!  Now if I could just get them to wear clothes…GEESSHH!

Hey, its the little things in life that truly matter!  I hope you can find all of your “little things” too! 

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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