I know that I am obsessed with being crisp and clean. I also know how I ended up this way. It’s my mom’s fault. It’s okay that I put this in writing as she will quickly admit to it. In fact, I once heard her apologize to my husband for making me this way.
It all happened very innocently. My parents were rather young when they had me. I was the first born, and my mom stayed at home. The bottom line is that she just never let me get dirty. I’d get something on me, and she’d immediately clean me up and change my clothes. Every night before my dad got home from work, she’d again clean me up, put a cute little dress on me, and sit me at the kitchen table to wait as she served dinner.
The thing is I’m happy to always be crisp and clean. I like the fact that I can ride in the car for 3 hours in a pair of khakis and still look freshly pressed. It makes me perfectly suited for a job in the dry cleaning industry. I like that my 9 year old Honda Accord looks almost new. That makes my husband happy. I like that the walls in my house always look like they’ve just been painted. It gives me personal satisfaction and visitors are impressed by it!
I could continue on but I think you get the idea. I spend lots of time keeping things just so, but there’s some kind of benefit to each aspect. So thank you mom for instilling this crazy behavior in me. It’s now a dream of mine to make my son the same way. His wife will someday thank me. I think I have a good start on him – after all he already knows about OxyClean.