Sunday, December 4, 2011

I found these and they were meant to be humorous but I found them to be . . . well . . . true.

You may be anal-retentive if:
* you eat the M&Ms in color order.
* you fold your dirty clothes before putting them in the hamper.
* you have to have all boxes in the kitchen cabinets facing the same way and in order by size.
* you have all your canned goods organized by type, flavor, and use.
* you alphabetize your spices.
* you organize your closet by color, season, and fabric.
* every e-mail reply that you send has been through a grammar check . . . and you correct the original message.

The term anal-retentive (commonly abbreviated to anal) describes a person who pays such attention to detail that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others. People who are said to be anal-retentive can also be obsessive compulsive . . . and I thought I was just a little over organized!
I would like to believe this is just my nature and that my anal-retentive behavior . . . I mean my over organized tendencies are just ingrained in me . . . but I think they rubbed off on my children.
We were in Florida over Thanksgiving visiting our daughter Jessica and her family. While we were there I noticed that she is very well organized (she has to be with five little boys) and these anal-retentive tendencies have become more apparent. I noticed little things . . . the way the clothes are hung in the closet (very familiar), certain toys are in certain organizational bins, the toilet paper has to be on a certain way . . . you get the picture. I told my oldest grandson Jacob that I was going to make him some tags for his mother to use to help him be more organized . . . he announced that he hated to be organized. Is this really my grandson talking?
Getting five little boys ready for the week is no easy task. To help Jessica out I made these adorable animal tags labeled Monday through Sunday.  Each boy has his own set of tags. Jessica will be able to get their clothes ready and labeled for what day of the week each set of clothes is for. You can never be too organized!

cardstock - The Paper Company
brads - Making Memories
string - hardware
These oh so cute animals were cut using the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge.


  1. I love these!!! Whether Jacob likes them or not, I will put them to good use!

  2. What an adorable idea, Joan-these are super cute!