**This is in no way a true and accurate study done by the scientific community. This is just what we have experienced.**
In a recent study conducted by A's Mom and Big Daddy, they have confirmed that Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, OCPD, is genetically passed onto offspring. It was a long and tedious study involving many hours of observation (approximately 16,560 hours or 23 months), but it is without a doubt linked.
Until recent clarification, A's Mom was thought to have had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a chronic anxiety disorder most commonly characterized by obsessive, distressing, intrusive thoughts and related compulsions. The phrase "obsessive-compulsive" has become a mockery in the English language, and is often used in an informal or caricatured manner to describe someone who is meticulous, perfectionistic, absorbed in a cause, or otherwise fixated on something or someone. Although these signs are often present in OCD, a person who exhibits them does not necessarily have OCD, and may instead have obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) or some other condition. However, Wikipedia cleared things up.
Big Daddy recently caught A's Mom exhibiting her own signs of OCPD by arranging her trail mix to include the same proportion of raisins, peanuts, and butterscotch pieces into individual piles prior to consuming them.
Little Man A was thought to have exhibited OCPD when he would place the step stool in front of the toilet just so. Or when he would line up his trucks side by side in perfect alignment. They could not be certain that these signs were significant evidence. However, today's observations confirmed Little Man A did have OCPD.
While at IKEA during their morning brunch (the small breakfast was free again this weekend for Veteran's Day. If you're not signed up to receive their emails you really should.), Little Man was engaged in his normal behavior of playing with the train set (even though he has his own at home now) when A's Mom and Big Daddy announced it was time to proceed to the check-out area downstairs. When Little Man A passed by a shelf of piggy banks, he noticed they were rather "haphazard". Little Man A proceeded to place all the piggy banks upright and position them facing forward. (I shit you not.)
More observations will be occurring over the next several months to years, but A's Mom and Big Daddy are pretty sure they have a perfectionist on their hands. Please cross your fingers for them that they will be able to make it safely through the next 16 years.
For more, true information regarding Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, visit www.oh-my-god-this-is-my-life.com/
**Like Wikipedia previously stated, this was indeed a "mockery" of the true meaning of OCD/OCPD.**