Who Knew Bert Was Making a Such Fashion Statement

Micah is a bit OCD. I wouldn't know where he got that from. *ahem*

He will only eat off certain spoons. He must have his cereal bowl turned a certain way, with the spoon angled out of it just so, before he will commence to eating. If I move his cup a bit as I set the table he will push it back a quarter of an inch to it's starting place. I have been known to purposely nudge said cup repeatedly just to see him meticulously slide it back into place.

Micah's good pal, Woody, comes with a bandanna around his neck, permanently attached to his adam's apple. Micah finds a way to untie that thing the very second that a new Woody enters the house, and it must remain untied until Woody dies a very slow and painful death, thereby being replaced by another Woody whose bandanna must also be untied. We know from experience that a Cat5 Meltdown will happen if that bandanna is tied, even by unknowing but helpful friends. It ain't pretty, folks.

Micah has been watching Mary Poppins for a while now. It has got all the elements of a classic, which he can appreciate. There is music, there is dancing, and there is laughter. A lot of it. The dancing, especially, appeals to our boy. You cannot even imagine his glee while he is Stepping in Time on the rooftops with Bert. He watches this movie so much that he has it memorized, and it ranks in his current Top 5.

This morning Micah brough Woody to me and touched the bandanna, with that look on his face that said, "I need help." I could only deduce that he wanted the bandanna tied, because there was not much else to do with it. But my Spidey Senses were tingling all over because I knew the tantrum storm that would follow if the thing got knotted into place. With Micah, everything is trial and error because of the lack of speech, so I had no choice but to try. I tentatively overhanded the two ends of the scarf into place at the nape of Woody's neck. There was no meltdown. I handed Woody back to Micah, and he had a very satisfied look on his face as he walked away.

Wow.

Just wow.

This is monumental. Mr. OCD is working through his problems, and even his most beloved Woody is getting a makeover. I have Bert to thank for that. If Bert wouldn't be such a proper Englishman, I am sure that Woody wouldn't be making an effort to spiffy himself up.

Way to go, Mary Poppins. You are approved watching for my toddler. Now if only Mary could help the boy with his potty habits...

13 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

Does Micah like sesame street? I think that there is a Grover potty training video. They use the puppets and talk about going potty and being big. there are videos about everything now days.

utmomof 5 said...

WOW how cool for you to see him working through Woody's bandana OCD. I am a little OCD and I think his bandana would have to be tied so that I culd sleep at night. :)

I LOVE Mary Poppins, she is kinda like me, Practicaly Perfect in every way :)

Leanne said...

What good taste that boy has! He must get THAT from his Mom. :)

Cecily R said...

Step In Time is one of my all time favorites too...I get goofy chills everytime. I am such a musical sap.

I love that you trial and error with your boy. It says a lot about you both that you continually try.

Flea said...

I squishy heart Mary Poppins. I wish I had a Micah as an excuse to watch it every day. :)

SunflowerMom said...

"new Woody enters the house, and it must remain untied until Woody dies a very slow and painful death"
LOL Sean's favorite Woody (Woody One Boot) got his hand severed off today. Sean was distressed that his friend lost another appendage, but didn't seem to make the connection between the relentless chewing on Woody's arm = loss of limb.

Doug has tried to entice the boys into Mary Poppins. He rather likes it and thinks they will too if they give it a try. How can you resist the dancing and singing?

Trannyhead said...

I want you to know I thought of you yesterday as I was at the Disney store buying 4 identical Mick Mao dolls. I saw your Woody doll there. Like 4 of them.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i only eat off certain spoons too...and i like my plates and flatware straight...and that's why i'm considering square dishes...but i don't have an issue. :)

Trisha said...

Mary Poppins is one of my favorite movies - especially the chimney sweeper dancing and singing on the rooftops! Who knows, maybe Micah just needed a change.

caramama said...

I think Mary Poppins can help with anything! After all, she is practically perfect in every way!

(I love that movie so much, I bought it before we were pregnant with the Pumpkin, watched it numerous times by myself, and am about to pull it out and see if she'll like it.)

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

That is too cute. Now, if you do get the potty part down, please share your tricks because I have a stubborn toddler who won't pee pee in the potty for anything!

Shellie said...

Yeah, why didn't they put a bathroom scene in Mary Poppins? It's so exciting when they try new things like that.

Michelle said...

Oh you crack me up... and so does Micah. Way to go Bert! I love seeing the progress, and not just because we have some OCD issues of our own in my house :)