Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Can you say Type A?

It's fun watching your child blossom into a little person. Although Evan looks just like his daddy, lately he's been showing signs that he's got his mommy's genes too. If you know me at all, you're probably aware that I like things to be organized and as orderly as possible. I'm a planner and derive a lot of satisfaction from checking off my to-do lists. Whenever I pretend to be spontaneous, it hardly every goes well!

Lately, we've found Evan arranging things in his room and in the house in an orderly fashion. Whenever he gets things lined up just so, he yells, "yay!" excitedly at his accomplishment. I think now my husband Ryan better understands that I was born this way and can't help it (just as he was born a free spirit). Hopefully Evan will be able to manage his Type A tendencies to where they are a gift not a burden (a lifelong process for me as a recovering perfectionist!).

See below for some evidence of Evan's orderliness:

Exhibit A: Arranging similar sized books

Exhibit B: Fridge Magnets

Exhibit C: Zoo animals all facing the same direction-He got mad at Daddy for placing them backwards!


  1. Aw, he is your son after all! SOOOO cute! :)

  2. This is so true! Absolutely hilarious how he likes to line things up just so and yell "yay!" :)

  3. I showed my co-workers and they said "he is an engineer in the making." :)