|Stuff I "needed"...|
Don't even get me started on the obsessive organizing and reorganizing; throwing out of things I think we don't need and rearranging things that did make the cut to stay for at least another year, until I go through this crazy phase again.
I know this nesting instinct is common during pregnancy, but I'm definitely not, and it happens every year around this time. It got me thinking, and I've now rationalized this compulsion to accumulate and "nest" and organize. I'm a 27-year old woman; according to nature, I'm supposed to be procreating and providing for and protecting my young by now.
But I have no young, not even a pet to "baby" and take care of. I've tried redirecting this nurturing instinct on The Boyfriend by wanting to do everything for him, and wanting to tell him what to do, but (un)fortunately, he can pretty much take care of himself and definitely doesn't need me to do that.
Am I "going against nature" by waiting to have children in my thirties? I'm wondering if any of you ladies experience this nesting instinct as well, or am I the only blanket-buying-cookie-baking-boyfriend-babying-obsessive-organizing-weirdo out here?