Each of us have quirks or idiosyncrasy’s… those habits, mannerism’s or characteristics that define our individuality. It’s these things that make us unique from one another. Instead of being cookie cutter copies of one another we have these little(okay sometimes big) quirks that make me, me and you, you.
I happen to like quirks. I enjoy the idiosyncrasy’s of other’s. They make me smile and sometimes laugh. It’s these idiosyncrasy’s or quirks that make the world go around…makes life interesting. Yes, these quirks can drive me crazy and yes they can get annoying, but nonetheless we all have them. Yes, you. And you. And me of course. And since we all have them, we may as well enjoy them or at least accept them…our own and other people’s.
Life would get pretty boring if we were all the same…all copies of one another. It’s the idiosyncrasy’s that make each person stand out from the rest and expresses who they are. For me, perfection lies in the idiosyncrasy’s of my loved ones…it’s what makes my husband perfect to me…it’s these things that other’s might call flaws, that I love about him.
I am sure that I have many more quirks than I realize. I am sure if I were to ask my loved ones, that have been around me for a long time, they could give me an ear full. I am sure I have done a pretty good job of driving people crazy with my idiosyncrasy’s and I’m even more certain that I have entertained these same people with some of my quirks.
I was thinking it would be more fun to write about the quirks of those in my family, then to write about mine but then I thought they might not like that, so I better stick to writing about my own.
Are you ready? Here they are…
*I am kind of obsessive when it comes to working out. If I can’t exercise for at least an hour I won’t do it. If I get interrupted during my exercise time, I have to start all over again. And if there is not enough time to start all over again, then I just stop. If I am in exercise “mode”, it’s all I think about and all I want to do.
*I walk really, really fast. All of the time…even when I don’t need to or shouldn’t. I just walk fast and don’t even think about it. I walk like I have ants in my pants or like the house is on fire. I find myself getting very annoyed with slow walkers or people that get in my way. This drives my husband and children CRAZY. We will be some place, like the mall, and I’ll realize that I am walking by myself and I’ll stop and turn around and my husband will be way back, just standing there, waiting to see how long it will take me to notice that he’s not walking with me. You should see how fast I can walk when I am actually trying to walk fast for exercise. Let's just say my husband cannot keep up with me.
*Laughing. I talked about this in a post not long ago and just so you know I am still doing it. While I am happy to say that I have laughed at no funerals lately, I continue to laugh at things and times, when I shouldn’t be.
*I get stuck on certain words and then use that word all of the time. For example, recently, I use the word “ridiculous” a lot. I am not sure if it’s because then the little people say it too and it sounds so darn funny and cute when they say it. I will catch myself saying it all the time until I pick up a new word.
*Last, is my need for hot black coffee right away in the morning. I am not a morning person. I need coffee and quiet at the beginning of my day…please, please, please do NOT talk to me in the first half hour that I am awake. This is hard with little people that wake up early and have a hundred things to say to me, but let’s just say I’ve been training them to cooperate with my morning program.
Do you have any quirks you want to share? I would love to hear about them!
This post was part of Jen’s Spin Cycle topic on Quirks at Sprite’s Keeper. To read more go here!