I’ve never been diagnosed with OCD as I’ve never felt the need to be.
I’m not even sure you could say I have OCD but I have SOMETHING.
When the shopping is delivered and I pack all the tins and packets away, the tins have to face forward. All the packets of rice have to be sorted by flavour.
I used to work for a company called JMC and we had a deck of playing cards. In more than one occasion I sat and set them all to face the same way.
I don’t HAVE to so this. I don’t think the world will end or my house will burn down but if I don’t do it I either have to distract myself with something else or it’s like an itch I can’t scratch.
This causes an issue as a dad.
Every night we tidy away all the toys. A thankless task, but we like to sit and relax (eventually) in a tidy home.
Being an Obsessive Compulsive Dad means having to find all the elements of each toy before I tidy it away.
I’ve got better at letting this go. After all with two boys under three, some toys find their way into places you wouldn’t believe!
Is this a normal thing? Do you crawl around the floor looking for Me Potato Heads moustache before you can place him in his home for the night?
As always, thanks for reading.