My late mother was a clean freak.

OCD hadn’t been invented when I was a child but Mum, bless her, “had standards” that the entire family had to follow.

So many years later I understand – completely – where she was coming from.

When we lose control of everything that life throws at us, we go into panic mode. And we TRY to give order to someone or something.

I have been watching videos like the one below for about a fortnight now and – fluff – I AM my mother.

A place for everything & everything in it’s place.

The family just smiles knowingly and waits for this latest FOIBLE to subside.

Mmmn. I’m even telling the cat where she can and can’t eat/sleep/groom.