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Lining Things Up

Posted by Admin on June 23, 2015 at 7:45 AM

When I was a young kid, I used to line up my stuffed animals and toys.  Nobody asked me why I did this, because I didn't do it all the time.  However, I actually had a journal of the patterns I would create so that I wouldn't forget them.  I had lines, but I also had circles, triangles, squares, etc.  To me, though, they weren't JUST about lining things up.  It was about order and rules. 

 

See, on the bus, we might have had assigned seating.  If we sat somewhere we weren't supposed to, we were told to go to our usual seat.  (Even if we DIDN'T have assigned seating...it was this unspoken social rule that people seemed to follow.)  We had assigned desks in the classrooms at school.  We had to line up to walk in the hallways.  At home, my family had specific places at the dinner table where we always sat.  We have our own rooms in the house.

 

Everything just seemed to have an order to it.  And if things were out of order, there was trouble.  So I would do the same thing with my toys and stuffed animals.  I would make these rules and put things in order for them.  I guess it was my way of processing this whole concept.

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