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My stepson and his tissues (posting for traffic)

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ReturnOfTheAmy Sun 01-Jan-17 22:04:10

I don't know how to put this, but I was cleaning today and there was a big pile of stained tissues stuffed behind a wardrobe. How do I tell him to put them in the bin rather then behind wardrobe without embarrassing him.

God that was hard to right.

CarrotLegsWanted Sun 01-Jan-17 22:05:24

Tell him you found them and you would like him to put them in the toilet from now on.

Nothing for him to be embarrassed about

ThePinkOcelot Sun 01-Jan-17 22:06:49

Ask your DH to have a word. Probably less embarrassing than coming from you.

Nottalotta Sun 01-Jan-17 22:07:00

Provide a bin, with a liner, and say 'these are for the tissues'

DonkeyOaty Sun 01-Jan-17 22:07:17

Your husband says to him look matey, here's the bin, use it. Don't make Army do it, that's grim. And also good habits make one a better housemate, you'll find that out sooner rather than later if you don't shape up.

Ilovecaindingle Sun 01-Jan-17 22:08:03

Wrap him a late Xmas gift of some kleenex and a shiny bin?

MouseLove Sun 01-Jan-17 22:11:00

Hey I've got you a bin for your room for your rubbish, tissues, sweet wrappers, so when it's full just tie the bag up and put it in the big (insert colour here) bin outside. There's liners in the second drawer.

Then give him the beady eye.

Fartleks Sun 01-Jan-17 22:15:07

Play the 'I found a lot of tissues, you must have had a bad cold. Here's the bin they need to go in'

Kirriemuir Sun 01-Jan-17 22:41:41

That made me snort fart!

Sparklingbrook Sun 01-Jan-17 22:42:20

Does he have a bin in his room?

Ditsyprint40 Sun 01-Jan-17 22:44:26

I would say nothing. Hopefully he'll notice the tissues are gone and will be mortified realising you found them. If he doesn't notice and continues to do it, then I'd have a word!

Amandahugandkisses Sun 01-Jan-17 22:44:47

Tell your DH to Say here's a bin with a liner can you please put your tissues in here it's not nice for anyone else to have to collect them up.

kittybiscuits Sun 01-Jan-17 22:45:22

Fartleks grin

Salmotrutta Sun 01-Jan-17 22:49:19

You tell your DH to sort it out.

If that fails you go in directly; "I was cleaning your room and found a bundle of tissues behind your wardrobe. Can you put tissues in the bin please?" "Thank you for your cooperation in this matter".

seven201 Sun 01-Jan-17 22:53:02

Does he have a bin? With a bin bag in? Why on earth doesn't he just flush them. Are his socks crusty?confused

LadyGlitterSparklesSeriously Sun 01-Jan-17 22:55:52

I was going to go with the cold thing too. He'll know you know, he'll know you know he knows you know, and he'll chuck 'em in the bin from now on.

OnTheUp13 Sun 01-Jan-17 23:02:13

I like the idea of wrapping the bin up with a box of tissues as a gift! Just don't embarrass him too much as he might deviate to a wank sock envy

Fairenuff Sun 01-Jan-17 23:03:21

Get him to clean his own room.

kittybiscuits Sun 01-Jan-17 23:04:44

If he doesn't take it on board when his Dad has a quiet word, just get him a shabby chic bin with 'spunkrags' on it in tiny bunting.

Italiangreyhound Sun 01-Jan-17 23:10:36

Pretend you think he has a cold. Or get his dad to speak to him about it!

gamerchick Sun 01-Jan-17 23:12:11

Dads job not yours.

afterthis Sun 01-Jan-17 23:12:26

Kitty that sounds charming. I assume you sell them, yes? How much? Would make a lovely present for DBro's birthday.

kittybiscuits Sun 01-Jan-17 23:15:13

I'll post the link to my Etsy shop in a minute afterthis. Please put the exact wording in block capitals.

Konyaa Sun 01-Jan-17 23:17:30

Shudders to think that 14 month old peacefully snoring DS shall one day grow up and deposit tissues. Ffs.

Sparklingbrook Sun 01-Jan-17 23:26:08

If it helps Konyaa I have a 14 year old and a 17 year old and have never found anything like that so it's not a given.

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