Does anyone have any neurotic habits?

  1. tonight as i was preparing for my shower, i had to pick out my noc time outfit to wear and goes as follows:

    white undergarments;
    light grey nike sweats
    white cotton longsleeved jersey
    light grey angora vest
    black shaq socks to match the black nike insignia on my sweats
    and my black bass slipper clogs.

    now mind you, this is not an isolated incident.
    i always always always have to be perfectly coordinated even in schleppy clothes.

    when my dtr was a baby, i would never put her in black patent leather shoes unless there was black in her outfit.

    anyone else care to disclose?

  2. 186 Comments

  3. by   weetziebat
    well, at least you never have to worry about winding up in an e.r. with ratty, mismatched clothes on.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from weetziebat
    well, at least you never have to worry about winding up in an e.r. with ratty, mismatched clothes on.
    i just went upstairs to put on my ratty black cardigan sweater because i'm still cold and the other sweaters downstairs didn't match. :smackingf
  5. by   dianah
    Why no, dear, none at all. Why do you ask??? :behindpc:

    Is wanting to match your clothes' colors considered a neurosis???? Where've I been??

    Considering the state of my house, I'd venture to say most of my neuroses do NOT center around having things neat.
  6. by   weetziebat
    how about collecting dust and being able to write messages on the furniture? i'd win that contest hands down.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    hmmmm . . . .I think the only thing I get teased about is carrying that anti-bacterial hand gel. But I have a thing about wanting to clean my hands after grabbing the shopping cart handle and finding something wet and sticky there. :uhoh21:

    I also hate it when my husband comes in and uses our kitchen towels to dry his hands - he is a truck driver and his hands are greasy and no amount of scrubbing gets everything off. He hates paper towels, I hate to use a kitchen towel after he uses it because there is black grease on it. It seems a waste to me to use a towel once and toss it instead of using a paper towel - which is made to toss after one use.

    Other than those two, which I don't think are neurotic, I can't think of anything truly neurotic - but then I haven't asked my family ... ..

  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    OK, here's my quirky little neurosis: I will not--repeat, will not--take a bath anywhere but in my own tub, and only when I personally have cleaned it. A shower, yes, but to actually SIT DOWN in some one else's tub when I don't know when it was last cleaned or who cleaned it? EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWW!!! uke: I won't even use a hotel tub, and even at home, I'd rather sit in dirt than my sons' bathtub (which at best is grungy, and at worst, unspeakable :uhoh21: ).

    I've never been able to figure out just when this started.......I don't recall any traumatic bathing incident from childhood, but it's been this way as long as I can remember. When I was a teenager spending a night or a weekend at my friends' houses I'd always shower, but if they only had a tub, I would stand up in it and do a 'spit bath' with a washcloth and a bar of soap.......NO WAY was I gonna plant my bare butt in there.

    It's the only thing I'm really kind of OCD'ish about, but there it is........and yes, you can laugh!!!
  9. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from weetziebat
    how about collecting dust and being able to write messages on the furniture? i'd win that contest hands down.
    as long as it wasn't hands down on that dusty furniture.
    then you'd need steph's hand gel. :d
  10. by   leslie :-D
    and another one i thought of (dang i hope this doesn't start me on a roll);

    i have to wash my kids' jammies every single noc- they have never slept in the same pair for 2 nocs in a row.

    and i feel my anxieties starting to surface when i see my boys wearing what they pick out to wear to bed- and it's not always coordinated! they totally blow me off when i offer another set of noc wear, and actually have the audacity to look at me like i'm crazy.
  11. by   JVanRN
    this isn't me...but my mom used to coordinate her pajamas everynight...and iron them...and even wear a matching bananna clip and earings (for night clothes?) mom is adorable.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Marla - it is not neurotic to NOT want to sit in some else's dirty bathtub. I do the same thing. I always clean my own tub before using it too. I'm not sitting in everyone else's body "juices" for anything.

    Pajamas? :chuckle My kids sleep in whatever the heck they can find. My son's like their flannel pj bottoms and I have no idea how long it has been since they've been washed since they wash their own. My toddler loves to sleep in just his underwear like his daddy (to much information, huh?).

    I rummage around until I find a big enough t-shirt to wear but have been known to fall asleep on the couch in my clothes.

  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Ok - I thought of a neurotic thing . . . but then I used to work as a hotel maid in high school.

    I never sleep with the blankets and bedspread in a hotel - I pull them off. I know that the sheets have been washed but the blankets and bedspreads are not washed after every stay. And who knows what happened on those. :uhoh21:

  14. by   leslie :-D
    and i always clean off a bar of soap in the shower before i use it.
    only God knows where it's been.