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Tue May 28, 2019, 07:14 AM

A realization about a order I was told as a kid ..."Put it away".

...Over and over again. "Put it away", " Put it away", and more.."Put it away". "Don't leave your things lying around..put them away". What things? Everything. ...PUT THEM AWAY!!!!!! ...again and again..
Put it away. Where? Where it is supposed to be..the boses (my parents) would say. But my mom would not say why I had to put it away..but many, many years later, I now know why, I had to put it way in its correct place. (a place I could choose for it) And it took a very long time to figure this out.
...(two more sentences) If I put it away in a place that I could choose, then I wouldn't end up searching around for an hour looking for where it is...................
............................................................. You know, I did not like being told to "PUT IT AWAY"!!!but now, many years later, I will tell me, myself TO..."PUT IT AWAY, SO YOU DON'T SPEND AND HOUR SEARCHING FOR IT!!!"

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Reply A realization about a order I was told as a kid ..."Put it away". (Original post)
Stuart G May 2019 OP
tymorial May 2019 #1
Stuart G May 2019 #2
Cirque du So-What May 2019 #3
Stuart G May 2019 #4
jrandom421 May 2019 #5

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:19 AM

1. I say it daily

Along with would you behave, please listen, mommy and daddy are talking and you will have your turn in a minutes, use the potty, finish your plate. Etc etc etc.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:22 AM

2. This morning..at 6am, there was another one, "Wash the Dishes" So, guess what?

At 6am, on Tuesday 5/27/19..I washed the dishes. (I have automatic dishwasher, but it has been broke for about 10 years, I wash them by hand)

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:04 AM

3. You may as well tell me, 'hide it somewhere!'

My life then becomes one long, frustrating Easter egg hunt.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:49 AM

4. Yes, that is exactly it....'hide it somewhere.' Then, I start looking everywhere. But

a couple of days ago, there was a moment when I was looking for something, (a pliers, a tool to fix a machine I have) and I looked everywhere for that tool. Finally, after an hour and a half of looking, I said to myself, maybe I didn't lay it down, maybe I actually put it away in that drawer where I was going to store it. So I went to that drawer, opened it up and there was the pliers. I actually put it away in the correct place, and forgot that I did so, and started looking everywhere thinking I laid it down, and walked away.
...I am in such a rush to do several things, that I forget that sometimes that I actually do put things away exactly where they are supposed to be.... so I start looking here and there and everywhere.....

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 11:19 PM

5. My mom had the perfect answer for that.

"Either you put them away now, because if I have to pick them up, it's gong into the box that I'm taking to Good Will today."

Mom never made threats, just promises.

My brother didn't believe her, and pulled all his toys, books and most of his clothes out and dumped them on the bedroom floor. Mom came in like an F5 tornado, swept up all of the toys, books, and clothes on the floor, and packed them off to Good Will. He cried, but Mom was totally unmoved.

"If you want them back, you'll have to buy them from Good Will, if they're still there".

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