By susan - 17/11/2012 22:31 - United States - Naperville
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Wow 1 I'm ashamed to say that I'm from the same country as you... Canadians have a fast dwindling reputation for being polite and respectful... The reason for that vanishing opinion can be found in you... Quit being a little brat. Oh and, just so you know, people who are mature don't have to say so. It comes across in their personality. You are anything but.
actually, 67, i too have OCD and me having meltdowns if even my toys are upsidedown is a part if it. I didn't think my comment was rude, i just saw a relationship to the FML and my condition. Maybe you guys all saw it as rude or being bratty, and i'm sorry if you saw it that way. This is FML, where people just love tearing others down. And just because I wrote one "rude" comment doesn't make me disgraceful or un-canadian.
its not just toys with me either, i have to wash my hands for 5 minutes exactly, everything has to be even, the volume on the tv has to be a multiple of 5, when i microwave things it has to be a multiple of 2.5, stuff like that, everything has to be my way, not in a bratty way, its that if its not done my way its not right(too me) and just stuff like that
222- I agree with you a lot on this point. I do not suffer from OCD, only little quirks that I like to do, but don't get I'll or anything else if I don't. But I DO suffer from ADHD and depression caused by said ADHD. I got so sick of kids thinking they had it just because they couldn't stay focused in a boring class. I grew up not having an attention span long enough for me to speak a full thought before my mind shifted and what ever I was saying got cutoff. The depression is more of a recent thing but luckily it isn't as self diagnosed as ADHD and OCD are, depression is a terrible thing to have and there are so many who suffer from much worse cases of it, and I truly feel for them. But it is sickening to see your disorder made so light of, and for people to act like they understand what I go through because "they did to" when they weren't hyperactive, they were just being a 5 year old with a lot of energy. So with that I say I do not claim to know what all of you with OCD go through from day to day, I relate to you on a level of working hard every day to try and have a normal life and to wish you didn't have this disorder, then others who didn't have it thought that they did. My heart goes out to all people dealing with any sort of disorder or aliment in your life, and I wish you luck in achieving whatever it is you want todo with your life.
My dad threw some of my stuff away when I was away at college. He was just trying to clean my room, which I appreciated, but some of those things that looked like garbage to him still meant something to me. I was mostly upset that he'd done decisive things with my things without asking me. While I have mostly moved past it, there are still times when it makes me angry. On a completely different note, props to 3 for the original comment
maybe she actually had an attachment to her toys, still a pretty childish response.
I agree with you both. My mom accidentally donated my little brothers favorite stuffed animal during a move due to it being put in the wrong box. He was in his teens and became pretty upset. He didn't have a melt down like OPs daughter. He just moped around until he accepted his loss.
Not gonna lie, I'd probably have a meltdown too if some of my cherished toys were given to goodwill without my permission. Many of my childhood toys have sentimental value to them, or were given to me by family/friends that have now moved or passed away. So I'd be VERY angry if someone got rid of them just because they're "childish" or whatever. I'm not one for anger, but I can definitely see how a situation like this FML would warrant it.
Toys are memories. You should have at least talked to her about it first.
I have been very upset when my parents gave away my toys because I was 'too old for them'. This may have something to do with the fact that my parents used to give away my favourite toys as punishments without telling me they were going to do so. Yes, this was traumatic.
When I was twelve (which is imo still a good age to play with toys and dolls) my parents put my stuffed seal in a 'donations for Africa' box on the street. They didn't think for one second that I would have problems with it, until they told me and I started crying - and didn't stop for some days. Me and my sister then wrote a 'I love my seal, can I please please please have it back?' letter and put that in the box, but I never saw my seal again. Moral of the story: if you donate stuff that isn't yours, you're a biatch.
I don't blame her, your toys were once your best friends... Who gives friends away?*shakes head*
I keep a plastic little man I've had since I was a toddler. Sometimes a toy is more than just the material it's made of.