Monday, December 28, 2009

There's TWO of them

I think it's been a while since I've shared about my sister and her OCD. I've got to change that.

For those of you new here, most of my family is fairly type A. My sister reads organizing blogs JUST FOR FUN. Because nothing says fun like a label maker and colour coded linen closets.

I on the other hand am more type z-ish.

This can occasionally cause conflict or hilarity, however one chooses to view it. Most of the time, it just makes me want to snort. Like the gem of a conversation I overheard this weekend between my sister and my sister-in-law.

I just caught the end of it, as my sister said "a sharpie is a mother's best friend." I have strong willed creative boys so I must beg to differ as those suckers are HARD to remove. Turns out my sister use the sharpie to label all her kid's Fisher-Price animals so that she will know what piece goes with what set.

Because really, can you imagine THE HORROR if the horse from the nativity set got in with the ark and one couldn't tell where it actually belonged? How would one sleep at night? Good thing there are sharpies so order can be maintained.

You don't even want to know what my sister goes through if an animal goes missing. Let's just say that my brother in law is a VERY GOOD MAN.

And while we are the subject of my sister-in-law guess who called me the other day begging for the sweater?

Yes ma'am. She has seen the error of her ways and wants some of that snowflake goodness for herself.* Next thing you know she's going to be ditching the skinny jeans in favour of some mom jeans and a denim vest.

Welcome to the dark side C. Make sure you bring your sharpie.

*She may have actually wanted the sweater for a red-neck Christmas but I wasn't totally paying attention. Too busy rejoicing in the fact that she wanted the sweater!!!


Nicole said...

HAHAHA!!! I'm glad those Fisher Price toys are organized. That would be a travesty, for sure.

We have Sharpie marks on our walls apparently by magic, because NO ONE KNOWS how they got there. Hm.

Anonymous said...

"A sharpie is a mother's best friend" would looks awesome on a needle point sampler. Or a tattoo. And of course I'm using 'awesome' in it's loosest, most inaccurate sense.

(Followed you from Nicole's when I read your Star Trek Voyager comment.)

Knittinchick said...

It is even funnier when you can imagine the sincerity of conversation... however, I wish for your sister to help organize some of my work areas that I've inherited. Her little sharpie and her could have a fun little party making everything right again!

Janet said...

LOL! I LOVE your writing! Your sister sounds so funny!

momofthecrazies said...

Trust me Janet, her sister is hilarious (and organized to boot!)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Ummm... I don't get what's funny. Except for maybe the fact that she said "sharpies" rather than "Ziploc bags" or possibly even "baby wipes." But I am not! in! any! way! Type-A.

CC said...

bwhahahahaha! love the sharpie organization tactic!!

Melissa said...

You crack me up! I would love to be a fly on the wall at ya'll's family gatherings. But, we've gotta talk about the mom jeans. Just say no. :)

Cara said...

I can't believe I am saying this but the sweater was a hit, everyone wanted mine. I might even borrow it again next year!!! The sharpie idea is a great one, all our animals are now labeled as well, thanks for the great idea mother of the crazies, now I can sleep at night knowing they won't get mixed up!

Beck said...

A sharpie IS a mother's best friend. I give my kids' a few, tell 'em to draw on whatever they like and go have a nap....
Oh. She does things a bit differently, I see.