Today is about the perfect line up of toys, as seen through the eyes of a five year old…
My son’s pattern of lining up toys, especially cars, trucks, trains, and planes, has been growing. Perhaps it was in a movie he saw, but each time he creates his setup, the group seems to grow. It started with just the small cars, but each time he adds a new element to the mixture. Today’s line up had three rows, starting with the Pteranodon (the soaring reptile), followed by smaller cars and motorbikes, then followed up with semi trucks, tanks, and other large vehicles.
The research online says… everything from articles saying it’s a sign of autism, OCD, and ADD to references about gifted kids who have a bent toward music and math… even someone mentioning perfectionism and being a Virgo (as reasons for the line up).
Here’s my take on it… he’s like his Mom. That’s right. Mom likes everything neat and in order. I like to organize… you have seen my uncluttering videos have’t you? Uncluttering, lining things up, straightening up, organizing, all give me a sense of peace. I can’t work in chaos… can’t even think straight. Clearly the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
Manual: Page 45—M: Manual
Images: Looked at images in Photography Essentials for Dummies.