Maddie: A Study in Contradiction

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“How do you spell that donkey from Winnie the Pooh, whose tail falls off?”
“Does Tigger have two g’s?”
“What’s the name of that chunky mouse from Cinderella?”
“How do I spell Figaro?”

I’m upstairs getting ready and Maddie is peppering the air with these questions. It’s been a long journey to getting this girl to brave spell. We’ve made a compromise for names after her argument that “names are important and we should always always always spell them right. Out of respect.” She had a point. So now we work together to spell names.

After the 7th name is hollered through the air, I ask her what on Earth she is working on.

“I’m making a seating chart for my Tsum Tsum storage case. It took me ALL day to get them in the right space so they all fit and I don’t want it to get messed up. That would be the WORST!”

Okay, then.
And…here is a picture of her room at that same moment:

maddie room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Maddie: A Study in Contradiction

  1. I love this. Maddie sounds like a girl after my own heart. My car may be cluttered, my desk may have stacks, laundry tends to pile up on the chair next to my bed… I can tolerate all of this chaos, but when it comes to creative projects, or literacy endeavors, I am an OCD, anal retentive perfectionist. Needs to be precise. I find sanction in reports that Einstein and other, “geniuses,” were unorganized, however much of a cop out that may be, haha, bc I’m no Einstein. But maybe you can find solace in the idea that she is a little budding genius, honing in on her craft. The room will still be there for her to straighten when her seating chart is complete. Priorities, Mom! 🙂

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