Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Alright, so we know that Garrett inherited the cleaning gene from my father's side of the family but this is getting ridiculous. This afternoon I was dusting and Garrett was in his playroom. He came out to see what I was up to. Immediately he wanted his own duster. This is a common occurrence so I went to the closest and handed another one to him. He proceeded to follow me around, dusting everything I dusted. When I got into the family room I dusted a little table that we have pushed up against the wall. It wasn't long ago that I dusted it so there was little to clean. I opted not to move the set of coasters we have sitting on that table. Garrett gave me a look, picked the coasters up and dusted underneath them. I'm so not even kidding. My 23 month old son reprimanded me with his eyes and then did a more thorough cleaning job than his 26 year old mother was able to muster. And the frightening thing is, I don't think we've even begun to tap into the depth of his cleaning neurosis.