Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Counting Steps

My entire life I have done things a little different than others without realizing it. Things that I thought were 'normal' and that everyone did, I have recently found out are not that normal. The other night, the lights in my parents' house were turned off during the remodel of some of the rooms. Since the hallways were dark, I ran up the stairs to put something away in my room and saw my mom walking very slowly up the stairs. I was like, "Come on Mom, there are 14 steps, just count them." She was surprised that I knew the number of steps to get to the second floor and after knowing the number, also went up the stairs quickly. I know the number of steps it is to get upstairs, the number of steps from my bedroom to the bathroom, and from the stairs to the kitchen to get a glass of water. I guess since I was a little kid, I've always counted things. This has made navigating through the house in the dark faster and less scary for me. I'm surprised that nobody else in my family or the friends that I've asked, know the number of steps it is from one room to the other. This random number counting has especially helped me since getting my new pair of glasses which initially made me very dizzy and which threw my depth perception off a little bit. If there is blackout, just ask me how many steps there are to get where you need to go, it's just one step at a time.


Sávio said...

why doesnt you get contacts??
i love it, never got back to glasses since i started using contacts (almost 4 years ago)

i dont think that you remember me, but thanks for the help with my blog, kisses

kimbalina said...

Hi Savio,

I actually do have contacts but they've started bothering my eyes so I opted to get some glasses too. Thanks for leaving a comment. =)

John said...

Counting is neat. It's kinda a not-uncommon symptom of OCD though :P