what are your "quirks"? you know the so called strange things you do that possibly drive people nuts lol
i have an eating disorder...i will eat the same thing day in and day out for months then i move to something else...this time its french toast, land-o-frost smoked ham, velvetta shells n cheese, and strawberry gushers...i only drink vernor's, sprite, and tea....i hate fountain drinks and wont dring soda with ice...i love iced tea though...wont drink out of a cup, i have to have a straw or i just drink out of the soda bottle
i have a strange attachment to blanket silk...the silky stuff that goes on the edge of some blankets...cant be any edging though...only a certain type...i rip them off the blankets, cut them into 8 inch pieces and carry a piece or 2 with me everywhere i go and mess with them when i get nervous, or just whenever...if im in public i play with te hem of my shirt instead < the blue one has survived being torn off the blanket (so far) the pink one is one i have taken off(i've had questions about what i was talking about so i took a pic)
clothes...i only can wear shirts made out of soft t-shirt material (i sleep on sheets like this too) and i prefer cotton shorts/pants to anything else though i will wear jeans if theyre soft...i cut the tags out of everything...i have found that hanes her way makes shirts and undies without tags!
i have been known to listen to a song over and over just to memorize the lyrics though the interwebz have made this easier for me since you can find lyrics to any song online
part 2 ( this is the continuation of my 1st post but the post thingy said it was too long to be combined)
i excel in reading/spelling/ and language comprehension...dont let my lack of typing skills fool you...i have tried 3 different 'learn to type' programs and i just cant grasp it....i suck at math though im fascinated wit the number 7
i can actually 'lock-in' smells from different places/times in my life...i can actually remeber the smell my room had after washing clothes in the summer of 95 (as an example)
i am very shy and will not look new people in the eye nor will i speak unless they ask me something...i have to be around someone a long time to look/speak to them...but once i know you i wont shut up
ill add some more later...this is alot of typing lol
i have been told i 'mean mug' people...i dont really smile...i have this pissed off look but im not mad thats just the way my face lays...i have to force my smiles
i am fascinated with all things medical...i have a collection of med books and i read them a LOT...i also love reading encyclopedias and dictionaries/thesauruses
i can read a paperback book in about 8 hours...i dont speed read but i do read rather fast
Quirks- Bathroom chrome has to be spot free. Car can't have any 'garbage' in it, what-so-ever. Dishes must be washed, dried and put away. NO letting them sit out to dry. Socks that I wear must not twist on foot. I hate dog hair. I hate cat hair. I can not stand anything out of place. All my laundry has to be folded and put away in the same way. For instance, towels must be folded in a certain mannor and when put away the round edges have to face outward. Poor husband, he folds laundry and I refold it. lol
I take the same routes to get somewhere. Going a different way will drive me absolutely nuts. I hate it when people try talking to me when I am trying to get something done. It frustrates me and causes me to have anxiety. My number one quirk is our shoes. I am very much OCD and they have to be lined up neatly on the mat by the door. So when visiting, never kick them off with one here and one there, because I will be running to fix my line before greeting you into the house. Oh..... and I absolutely hate sand on my feet. Ewwww
do you fold towels in 3rds? like half then a 3 fold? thats what i have to do...you gave me some more ideas on mine...ill gather them later lol
PS most of those things would qualify you as the perfect house guest or room mate lmao
i have to have clear floors...meaning all my furniture including my kitchen table is pushed flush up against walls...i do not own a coffee table as it would create a 'disturbance' in the clearness of said floor
i will not touch dirt or anything gritty like sandpaper or even an emery board...also i wont walk outside barefooted cuz i hate the feel of the ground under my feet
cracks and crevices have to remain immaculate at all times...i have 3 different 'tools' i use to ensure there is no gunk build up in cracks, corners, etc (putty knife, old butter knife and an old toothbrush)...also, i have to wear surgical gloves to keep my hands clean while doing this...also, when vacuuming i have to go horizontal 1st then vertical...i have it in my head if i only go one direction or use a haphazard motion that i wont get all the dirt out the carpet...similarly i have to steam clean the carpets every sunday
pimples, zits, etc...i HAVE to get them off me...and hubs...and my kids...i am compulsed to rid my body of pimples...i have been known to spend an hour or more hunting them and will not rest untill i do this ritual every morning at least...and no one in my house is safe...if i see a zit on you consider yourself got (as long as youre in my family, i wont do this to friends)
organization...books on my shelf have to go in order by size, everything in my house has its own place...my closet however is a jumk heap, more like it looks like a storage unit that was ransacked
time constraints...if i have to be somewhere at a certain time i will always arrive 15 minutes or more before said scheduled time...i will be sick feeling until i arrive at my destination safely and on time...im very punctual!...also, i must wake up no later than 6:15 everymorning or my day is all screwed up and i get anxious feeling
One of those "red flags" in have our son dx'd was that he used to line up his matchbox cars and trucks. Or any cars and trucks. Or any objects really. Often by order of size. It started around the age of 1 1/2 to 2.
About a month ago after a long day, I came into my son's room and looked at his dresser (he is now 13). Lined up, in descending order of height, were: a Powerade bottle, a wallet, Nintendo dsi, stack of hockey cards, his cell phone, a voice scrambler toy, his old broken cell phone, 2 bok-chok toys, and a keychain. I was laughing, yet in tears. I had to take a picture. I saw the objects of a 13 year old, and the heart and mind of a 2 year old. He was just doing something self-soothing, I suppose.
the organizing is soothing! you should see my bookshelf lmao
my paperback section
even my what-nots have to be in order
entertainment extremely organized
These are from when he was about 2 1/2. Instead of playing "Lucky Ducks", he used to just line them up! I don't think we ever did play that game.
These were his favorite cars for a while...
11 years later, his dresser is a mess, but he did some "organizing" up front. LOL!:
Also, he crams as much food as he can fit into his mouth at one time as we will let him. He doesn't like ice cubes, either.
how cute! and now he pushes things to the edge like i do! and ice cubes hurt!!...hence the need for a straw when i drink ice tea!
Ok, here something odd that my son does. When he does a number 2 on the toilet, he like to get completely naked...I mean no shirt, pants, underwear, socks or shoes. It wasn't too much of a problem in the beginning, but now that he has started shcool I had to teach him that he is only allowed to disrobe while useing the bathroom at home.
The other week he was in the bathroom at home going number 2 and I walked in for something and noticed all his clothes on the floor behind the toilet. I asked him why they were behind the toilet and he said it was because he didn't want to see them?! lol I sure hope he grows out of that before too long, not that it really bothers me...but I can just imagine him explaining it to his first girlfriend or wife!
my son did that very thing jessie...my son may possibly have asperger's like me so its very possible an autistic thing, lol....might just be a boy thing...i never did it...i dont think
Oh, yey...I finally found someone who has gone through this...most people look at me as if my son is crazy if I mention that! How old is your son now? Did he grow out of doing that or does he still disrobe to poop! lol
he's 15 now...he quit that when he was 6...its actually a good thing he did it in a way cuz one time i walked in on accident while he was pooing and realized he had a hernia! never saw it at bath time...only when he pooed would it show...so, it was kinda good he did...i dont know if he did it at school b4 he quit, i never got any calls anyway lol
Well my son will be 6 in October...so maybe there is hope he will grow out of it!
I guess it is a good thing you noticed that...most people wouldn't even think to look for that in a 6 year old!
Thanks for your insight...it's good to finally talk to someone that can relate! Well I'm out of work and off to get the kiddos...have a great night!
beware...the one he had was from birth but didnt manifest itself into something you could see till he was 4...its called an Inguinal Hernia...its not the kind you would think like a grown man would have, theirs is actually from a different site in the abdomen than inguinal...inguinal is from the ducts that drop the testes down into the scrotum before or immediatly after birth...men's hernias arent from there (most times)
have a good night, talk with ya later
My son had that type of hernia (inguinal). They did the repair when he was about 3-4 months old. They said he may have developed it due to being a preemie and all the stress that was on his body from being out of the womb too soon.
hmmm...my son was 4...never had a problem with it before then either...his was from having hard poopies...my son wasnt a preemie...he was overcooked by 12 days and weighed 8lbs4ozs
Hmm my quirks. I can't touch certain fabrics (Velour is the worse)...at all. Which can get interesting as I work in the laundry department of a Nursing Home. I also tend to line things up. Food quirks are mostly limited to textures. Can't eat smooth or creamy textured things.
I am pretty ritualistic and have some OCD qualities. Although if I had to pick one thing that annoys people the most, that would be my obsessions. They tend to shift from time to time. But once set, watch out.
i hate velour...feels like its been rubberized or something...i also hate wool and anything else that is not made out of t-shirt material stuff lol...funny you say you hate smooth creamy foods...i'm the opposite i hate crunchy food and feel like i get choked on them
Lol that is how I feel with smooth foods. Makes me almost want to throw up. I was hit really hard with sensory issues. Sounds, smell, touch. Makes life very interesting. (and entertaining according to my boyfriend lol)
my mother said i had alot of 'quirks' thats why i named this post that lol
does anyone else here have a problem distinguishing sounds of various different emergency vehicle sirens? i mean i cant tell the difference of a cop siren, to an ambulance, or a fire truck untill i SEE it...if i hear it im clueless
[QUOTE]Also, he crams as much food as he can fit into his mouth at one time as we will let him. He doesn't like ice cubes, either.
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Brendon also crams as much food in his mouth as he can. He also has a rather large appetite and will eat and eat, unless I stop him. When he eats a soft taco, for instance....it never hits the plate once he picks it up. It stays at his mouth and he does triple bites, chews with the taco up by his face, and then 'bite bite bite' again. It drives me insane because I know that he eats this way at school and people probably thinks he eats like a rude pig.
His fork to plate goes faster than shit when eating corn, rice..... when he eats, he means business. lol
i eat a soft taco in 2 bites if that says anything lol
My son has a normal appettite, it's just the amount of food in his mouth. I worry about him choking sometimes. And he is the type that would hold a bowl to his mouth and pour food in, if acceptible. Okay, who hasn't done that I guess. But him and M&M's? Good lord.
Here's another quirk, although quite normal - the perseveration. He asks us a question that he knows the answer to. Either he has asked before, or he just already knows. Sometimes he is making conversation, sometimes self-soothing.
what about m&ms? i have to sort them by color and eat them 3 at a time lol..i do that with many treats...gushers are 2 at a time...i so weird lmao
M&M's... he had so many is his mouth one time, he could barely chew! LOL Luckily they break down quickly. I was like, "What is in your mouth? Are those M&M's? How many are in there???" And of course his response was, "Mmmfph!"
On a sidenote, I always eat Milkduds 2 at a time. And Skittles 2 at a time, but they always should be different colors. LOL I am not on the spectrum that I know of. Although, sometimes I wonder. :-)
wow...i kinda do the same thing on things i love...kinda like a hamster shoves food in it's cheeks...my mom used to be worried i would choke, but i never did...i still do it...i dunno why either lmao
why is there a picture of a car where my what-nots are susposed to be? it has been changed! and i never had a picture like that!!
That's strange. And one picture is missing completely? Did you use photobucket? Go login to wherever you used to store the photos and see what's there.
i used tinypic...and i was just in another thread that used tinypic that exchanged a pic of a lil boy with a ferret...ALF said tinypic recycles urls after you delete them