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AIBU to issue my 14yo DD with ONE bath towel for the week to teach her lesson

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Slowdecrease Fri 13-May-16 11:04:04

I went out for a couple of hours last night to visit a friend. My DD said she was going to give herself a pamper night. When I came back DD was in her bedroom and on the bathroom floor were four, that's FOUR wet scrumpled bath towels (freshly washed yesterday). My face felt hot. I went into my bedroom and there on the floor in front of my bedroom mirror, was a further wet, scrumpled bath towel. My face was now purple, my eyes were starting to blur with blind fury!!! Five freshly washed towels left wet and scrumpled on the floor. She does this EVERY TIME she has a bath (though five is a record it's normally one or two).

AIBU to issue her one towel for the week (and hide all the others) so she learns to use it, put it on the radiator if it's usuable again the next morning or put it in the wash bin? Yes I know by the end of the week it will be minging but to prove a point that other people live in this house and would like a dry towel occasionally without washing the whole lot every single day, is this a fair and good way of teaching a selfish 14 yo a lesson??

DanceFloor Fri 13-May-16 11:05:45

I only use one bath towel a week blush

SexLubeAndAFishSlice Fri 13-May-16 11:08:05

She used five towels to dry herself after a bath!?! That's insane!

KatharinaRosalie Fri 13-May-16 11:08:22

or show her where the washing machine is

GreenMarkerPen Fri 13-May-16 11:08:30

put her on laundry duty for a week.
after each time wipe your car clean with them and let her start over again...

Alanna1 Fri 13-May-16 11:09:50

What do you do with towels that they need to be washed so often? You are clean when you get out of the bath/shower - all they are doing is drying you?

FlyingElbows Fri 13-May-16 11:11:01

What on earth is she doing with them?! In this house it's a bath sheet for your body, a bath towel for your hair and a hand towel to stand on. I'll allow re-use of towels that are wet from clean hair but everything else is one use only. I'm a bit odd about things being clean though.

Gatehouse77 Fri 13-May-16 11:13:53

We all use one bath towel for a week! They're not minging as long as they're hung up in between.

So, yes. I would give her one for the week.

BathshebaDarkstone Fri 13-May-16 11:16:43

YANBU, that's brilliant! I bet it works, too.

Rebecca2014 Fri 13-May-16 11:27:28

I only use one bath towel a week! Am I a dirty pig?

bilule Fri 13-May-16 11:27:57

I'd just hang them up to dry tbh

MaddyHatter Fri 13-May-16 11:30:05

i use 2 a week... the one to stand on can be re-used for a couple of weeks, you're only fucking standing on it!

Hair towels get aired and re-used 3 times, as does the bath towel, as i mostly waft around air-drying myself any way!

PassiveAgressiveQueen Fri 13-May-16 11:30:46

If she has long hair she needs 2 towels, one for hair, one for body.
Well i do.

papayasareyum Fri 13-May-16 11:32:06

I don't understand how anyone can use the same towel for a week? How do you dry your bum? Do you use toilet paper in that area or the towel? Surely if you're drying your arse with the towel it's one use only?

splendide Fri 13-May-16 11:34:35

Surely your arse is clean if you've just had a shower?

whois Fri 13-May-16 11:35:10

AIBU to issue her one towel for the week

1 towel a week + a small hair towel turban thing is completely normal. It isn't a punishment. Try and teach her not to be such a wasteful madam.

WriteforFun1 Fri 13-May-16 11:35:23

Papaya, your arse is supposed to be clean as a whistle after a shower.
Five towels?!
Madness to wash towels more than once a week.

whois Fri 13-May-16 11:36:37

Surely if you're drying your arse with the towel it's one use only?

Well I don;t normally shit myself between getting out of the shower and drying my bum, and I don't consider a freshly washed bum something that requires treating with hazardous waste protocol.

KinkyAfro Fri 13-May-16 11:36:38

In 43 years I've never dried my bum! I just wrap myself in towel, faff around and by the time I've finished faffing, I'm dry

RainbowsAndUnicorns23 Fri 13-May-16 11:37:04

I really can't use a towel more than once blush as papayas said, I dry my bum with it.. yes I know I'm clean but still.. I do however keep the one from my body to then stand on the next few times!

fatsowhale Fri 13-May-16 11:37:51

I don't dry my arse. Is that bad?

Notso Fri 13-May-16 11:38:21

I use a towel for a week but I only wrap it around my clean body (including arse papayasareyum I take care not to shit myself between stepping out the shower and getting dressed) then by the time I've walked up two flights of stairs I'm dry.

DanceFloor Fri 13-May-16 11:38:35

whois grin

coffeeisnectar Fri 13-May-16 11:39:30

What on earth was she doing to use FIVE towels??

No, YANBU. I'd find the smallest towel in the house and give it to her.

Vardyparty Fri 13-May-16 11:39:48

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