Why does it take Monkey so long to get ready in the morning?
Well, I still don't know what takes so long in the bathroom, though I strongly suspect there's a bit of staring into space, a bit of messing around, and probably some putting as much water as possible into the basin to see how the overflow hole works. But I know part of what he's doing in the bedroom, since I was putting away laundry this morning while he was dressing.
First, he carefully picks out his clothes.
Then, he meticulously folds them.
Then he puts them on.
Why yes, I have Googled "OCD+children", thank you for suggesting that. (I'm not too worried for now, but will be keeping things in mind. I think when two type-A people have children, the likelyhood of extra-super-duper-type-A-ness emerging is pretty high.)
What is Mabel doing with her yogurt raisins?
Not eating them, that's for sure. She's rubbing them all over her ankles and calling it sunscreen.