I have been wondering for some time now when did I started noticing things, caring about things and realizing things? Surely I could not have been 5 and noticed that the fixtures in the bathroom were not perfectly shiny....or maybe I really have always been this "way"? I will cut the 13 year old boy some slack but shouldn't the 15, 18, and 14 year old girls in this house be doing some noticing, realizing and caring? Where have I gone wrong?
Like the sink in the bathroom at what age did I start realizing that while I was brushing my teeth I could run a wash cloth around the outside of the sink and over the fixtures and then when I was done brushing my teeth when did I realize I could run the water for a few seconds longer and wash out the sink?
When did I come to understand and care about closing the plastic bag that conveniently comes on the_________? (fill in the blank with your carbohydrate of choice)
Hair gathered on top of the drain in the shower? When on earth did I first notice you could grab it and throw it in the trash can and not suffer through a shower with ankle deep water?
What about loving your sister? When did I become good friends with my three sisters?
Chalk. When did I realize that if you leave it out in the rain it never works correctly again?
Trash cans....when did I learn that if the trash can is full I could empty it and then there would be room in it for more trash?
When did my conscience starting getting the best of me when dishes were left somewhere other than the kitchen?
When did I start carrying my own trash in from the car? (someone in this house may try to tell you I still do not do this but this someone is not very creditable. :)
When did I notice that brownie crumbs that I, personally, drop on the floor are happiest if I pick them up before someone steps on them and smooshes them flat into the hardwood floor?
When did I realize that if I left my favorite hairbrush out in the "open" that someone would inevitably use it and that I had no one to blame but myself?
So many questions. So many kids living in my house that do not ask them.