I think perhaps my kids have some serious visual limitation. Or maybe they somehow split their existence between this universe and some alternate time/space location. I mean, they get pretty decent grades, they make friends, they seem to have a variety of interests.
But...and here is where I'm worried....they don't seem to be able to see their rooms.
Oh, I don't mean they can't find their rooms. They locate them without any problem. They sleep in there. The listen to music. They read.
But they don't SEE!
For example, today I opened the door to Son16's room and the door would not push all the way open. I stretched my neck to look around behind the door. And suddenly, a mystery was solved. Now I know why he has not had many clothes in the laundry the past couple of weeks. They were behind the door. Which apparently, he could not see.
Daughter13, a person you would find charming if you met her out in public, does not seem to have the capacity to see that many of her books are near the bookshelf, not actually on the bookshelf.
I did mention today, in a most gentle and loving parental voice, something along the lines of "are you guys ever gonna clean your rooms...or should I just consider everything on the floor to be trash and throw it all away?" They both responded by rolling their eyes so far back in their heads that I'm sure some sort of ocular damage resulted.
So maybe it is a vision thing. Or some altered form of existence. Or something else that I just don't know about. But I'm worried. As a good parent, I need to try to get them back in touch with this universe. To help them see just how their rooms look.
I wonder if their vision would improve if I were holding on to their DS games???