Thursday, March 20, 2008

Feng Shui

Poor Ellie....she's a little OCD! She hates it if someone switches from sitting on a chair to the couch. The other kids will usually humor her and move back to where they were originally sitting (before getting a drink or going the bathroom and coming back to a different spot.) Don't even think about putting your hair back in a pony tail, or taking out your contacts and wearing glasses. It sends her into a tizzy! "No hair up! No gasses (glasses)!" The kids have started saying we're throwing off her feng shui whenever she gets peeved at something we've done. (Think Emporer's New Groove, "You threw off my groove!"

We can usually talk her into things being okay if someone sits somewhere else, or if somebody wants their hair up instead of down, but there is one thing that renders her completely bonkers....Bo putting his arm around me, especially in the car! Oh, my word! It sends her over the edge! This last time he put his arm up, Ellie kept saying, "NO! No arm up!!!" Bo, of course, thought it was funny, so he kept his arm there. Ellie quieted down for just a moment, and then piped from the backseat, "Hands UP!" (This is something this kids will all do when we go up a hill, such as they are here in Florida, or when we ride rides at Disney, and she must have figured it was a great solution for getting Bo's arm off me!)

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