Bankhead Adventures

28 December 2007

Family Legacy

Shortly after watching James open his Christmas presents, Amy and Paul got distracted cleaning up the wrappings and packing for the next day's trek to Utah. While we weren't watching, James proceeded to organize and take inventory of his new cars. When Paul noticed, he exclaimed, "Oh no! I've passed it on. The OCD is genetic!" For the next several minutes, James continued to straighten and count his cars, despite the fact that he received 11 cars but only knows how to count to 10.



  • Bankheads, once again you have generated laughs from our corner. We love your postings. Keep up the hard work James! Counting pays off!

    By Blogger Amy, at 1:13 PM  

  • I wouldn't worry until he starts to sit and tap his fingers together (Montgomery Burns style) while reveling over his goods. Then you will know he has inherited all of Paul's quirks.

    By Blogger Johnny, at 7:02 PM  

  • Okay, I'm going to have to start a blog for Maxwell. Every day we'll log his activities. Every day you'll see photos of him lining up his cars and organizing them. For Christmas, he got another 30 cars. That's it. That's all he wants and all he plays with. He's learned about numbers, colors, sizes, comparisons, names, good and evil personalities (cars the movie cars of course) speed, mechanical inhibitors to speed and stacking. He's learned that throwing them at others is not okay and what furniture mom and dad like and don't. He's learned to remember hiding spots and how to be responsible for his own goods. He's learned how to clean up. He's even learned self-control and that cars are not good for meal times bringing to church or to sleep on.

    Cars are indeed the perfect toy. This is long huh? I enjoy seeing James doing the same thing because it makes me hope that really its a male sign of brilliance and not a male sign of mental singularity.

    How OCD is Paul anyway? That would be interesting to know!

    By Blogger Catherine M., at 11:16 PM  

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