I'm sure most of you have no idea how ridiculous our daughter is. And when I say ridiculous, it is in the sense that she is picky about the most random, particular things.
For example, yesterday she woke up from her nap and was bawling her eyes out. Why? She had a hangnail. Often, if she has any crumbs on her hands while eating, she has to wipe them off before she will take another bite. And, here are some others:
She gets upset if her pillow is crooked in her crib.
If there are any food particles on her cup, she wants a new cup.
She is deathy afraid of new shoes, especially strappy ones.
If she drops a goldfish cracker on the floor at the grocery store, she freaks out until I pick it up.
Whenever she finds a piece of trash or piece of... anything... on the ground, she immediately gives it to me so I can throw it away.
When I cut up her food, she only eats pieces that have straight edges.
When she places her sippy cup in the fridge she doesn't want it to touch anything else.
Maybe these behaviors are totally normal for a 20-month-old. Maybe every child develops their own set of OCD-type mannerisms as they grow. Maybe every mom goes a little bit crazy because their child is so demanding for such silly things. Don't get me wrong; I don't give in to her every whim (and I certainly did not teach her these things!). It is very taxing to try and NOT give in to these things. Yes, it is cute, but sometimes it just drives me bananas.
I'm just curious, does everyone else have the same issues with their children?