Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Like Father, Like Son

Michael has something of an organizational streak. He loves to clean up (almost as much as he likes to dump out) and is very good at putting things in the proper places. He will stack by color, shape and size, and likes things to be lined up "just so". He loves to sort things and can divide laundry by lights, whites and darks without any prompting. And he always wants to be the one to put something away, whether it's our scriptures after our morning reading or a remote control he found on the floor.

I'm thinking all this organized behavior was inherited from his father, who proudly stands over him and says, "That's my boy!" any time Michael finds the proper spot for a toy.

This is my favorite evidence of the way Michael likes to arrange things. Usually after a bath he will stack his cups in one corner and his fish neatly in the other (the cups by size and the fish on top of each other, all facing the same way), but every once in awhile this is what I find instead:


Hmmm, detail-oriented at two. A future accountant, perhaps?

7 comments:

Sara said...

Laughing. :) That is so cute - and so like a future accountant.

MyDonkeySix said...

That is too cute! From one organized person to another, I love it Michael!

Rizley Family said...

Hahah. Colin and Michael would have a ball organizing together. Unless their systems clashed! :)

Stephanie Black said...

It's fascinating to me how these organizational tendencies are inborn. None of my kids have them, that's for sure.

singingrae said...

Wow! That's pretty amazing. Man, I think I could use a little of that in my life. Send the boy on over to give me a few pointers, will you?

fiona said...

I love it -- that's so awesome! I can totally hear David saying, "that's my boy!" all proudly. How cute!

overlyactive said...

Hilarious and way cute!