For the longest time, I have tried to act like I’m not just a little “Type A” personality. I thought that the life of a gypsy sounds like a ton more fun. There are certainly elements of my life that I do tend to be a “go with the flow” personality. At least that was true when comparing myself to my sister or my dad.
My dad is sort of neurotic. He puts his packing list on a laminated card (for whenever he’s going on a trip so that he doesn’t forget anything), he mows the law in straight lines, he cleans his car every week (and NEVER were we allowed to bring any kind of food in the car – forget fast food drive-thru’s in his car).
But the other night, after one of my kids did the dishes (it is one of the only chores I insist they do). I found myself opening the dishwasher and re-stacking the plates so they all faced the same way (toward the middle where the water comes up), and making sure that the drink glasses were within the “rows” on the top. I thought, “Oh boy, I’m turning in to my dad.” Then I mentioned it to a friend. That is when I realized…I’m not the only one! She re-stacks the dishes in the dishwasher too! Do you? Does that make me a Type A?