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September 18, 2005

I Fell Far From That Tree!

My dad is extremely structured and organized. I'm the opposite. If I had to guess at his MBTI, I would guess INTJ.

On Christmas, dad has the video camera in one hand and a trash bag in the other to collect all the wrapping paper.

He has my stepmom ready with Ziploc bags, Rubbermaid containers and the label maker.

My sister has all of her toys in containers or bags, with labels.

Each light switch in the house has a label to what it controls.

Every charger (cell phone chargers and such) has a label.

I got a label maker for Christmas last year.

They keep a notebook with every password they have for computer stuff.

Growing up, my bedroom door had to be all the way closed or all the way in-between or I owed him a dollar!

He made me write him an essay at 13 when he found out I was wearing my contacts to bed and not taking them out every night.

He makes sure to have fingernail clippers and Camphophenique in his desk at work, at home, next to his recliner, next to the bed, in the truck, and in my stepmoms purse.

Dad's rule #1 - Plenty of hugs for daddy! Rule #2 - No messes in the truck!


As organized as this man is, he still calls my sisters and me by each others names. Usually, we end up being #1, #2 and #3.

Speaking of which, he is surrounded by girls and got a male dog and male rabbit for some testosterone in the house....

...he forgets their names too!

Posted by Sissy at September 18, 2005 11:16 PM | TrackBack

If he confuses your names, it just means he loves you all equally :-)

By the way, keep this one handy for re-posting on Father's Day.

Posted by: Harvey at September 19, 2005 08:22 PM

TGOO is an ISTJ. Very structured. My husband is an ESTJ. Very structured. I'm not as much.

Posted by: Bou at September 19, 2005 10:16 PM

I am already getting the dogs names mixed up.

I've been calling them Mance and Laggie lately.

I'm thinking I need to cut back on the alcohol.

Posted by: Machelle at September 20, 2005 08:06 AM