Today I tidied my teens bedroom and found.....
myotherusernameisbetter · 14/03/2015 20:39
Yes, I know he is perfectly capable of doing his own room, but today DS2 (13) was away for the day and I was waiting on hospital visiting time as my Mum is very unwell, I needed something to keep me occupied so I decided to do DSs room as a treat.
He usually picks up all his laundry and clears up any rubbish on a Saturday himself as that's his responsibility but as he was away at 9am he didn't have a chance yet. We have a "no food upstairs" rule.
Anyway, apart from the dirty laundry I found:
2 empty juice bottles
1 empty smoothie carton
1 empty milk shake carton
6 empty crisp packets
3 apple cores
a pile of orange peel
a pile of sweet wrappers
some bits of popcorn
2 plastic bowls
2 plastic cups
......and a Pringle tube full of urine
We are going to have to have a talk when he gets home!
HearTheThunderRoar · 15/03/2015 02:50
Eurgh! I found an half eaten rice ball down the side of dd's (15) bed today, all she has to do is open her bedroom door and she right at the kitchen, it would be four steps to the bin. I give up.
TwatMcTwonk · 15/03/2015 12:20
Tidied DDs (16) room last week. Ended up treading on a concealed half covered with a tshirt upturned plug that pierced through my foot
I swore very loudly. It bled for ages and is still bruised now. Never again...
MymumisaG · 15/03/2015 15:03
Have found all sorts in teens bedrooms over the years - I once emptied Ds1s bin and there was a used condom stuck in the bottom when I tipped it upside down, nice! Dd has left used sanitary towels under her bed too. Usually it's just plates and glasses - every so often they bring them all down on request, usually when there are literally no glasses left in the cupboard!
unlucky83 · 15/03/2015 18:26
Better now she uses tampons but I've found pants on her floor with sanitary towels still attached...more than once - a nice surprise when you are trying to make up a load .
And after finding them hidden behind a chair in her room a few times I've had a word with DD1 about period stained pj pants and knickers. It happens to the best of us etc -if she tells me I can put them soaking (discreetly) so they will not stain ...
So she took to hiding them in the laundry basket instead -including a soaking wet pair she'd obviously tried to rinse out herself -thankfully not there long enough to make everything mouldy...I think I preferred the pile behind the chair - at least I knew to check there!
whomovedmychocolate · 16/03/2015 15:45
I have a (rather less than a teenage) child who suffers occasional constipation and fecal impaction which manifests in surprise poos which she is mortified about and hides. She's rather good at hiding pants and so we end up on a bizarre variant of 'We're going on a bear hunt'
My fave was the ones she flung on top of the curtains where the poo plopped down my back when I opened them
In retrospect it was a bit funny.
Sparklingbrook · 16/03/2015 16:52
How lazy and stupid are the DM just lifting posts from Mumsnet? Complete with a picture of a Pringles tube just in case their readers have never seen one.
On about the v unfunny Penis Beaker thread as well I see.
LineRunner · 16/03/2015 16:54
Who tidies their teens' bedrooms anyway? Fuck those monkeys.
Sparklingbrook · 16/03/2015 16:57
Open teen bedroom door. Survey the carnage. Shut door again. Job done.
HollyJollyDillydolly · 16/03/2015 17:04
Wow lazy Daily Mail. Do they often scour mn for their articles?
MildredDreadful · 16/03/2015 17:09
Sorry to hear about your mum.
I do my teens rooms now and again though they aren't too bad and do it mostly themselves.
YY to plates, cups, crusts of toast, sweet wrappers, rank sports kit that is all balled up in a carrier bag wet and muddy and smelling like a sewer.
Worst...banana skin under the bed and resulting fruit fly infestation.
Fluffycloudland77 · 16/03/2015 17:13
How much of a cut of the journos (term used VERY loosely) salary does op get?.
myotherusernameisbetter · 16/03/2015 17:40
How much of a cut of the journos (term used VERY loosely) salary does op get?
Yes, I was wondering that too - even a bunch of flowers would be nice!
And re the bins in bedrooms - there is a bin in the bathroom about 2 steps from his bedroom door but clearly that would involve getting out of bed.
drollandoriginalusername · 16/03/2015 17:42
It could be worse , OP - imagine finding a copy of the Daily Mail in your DS's bedroom. A urine-sodden cardboard tube is as nothing compared to the disgusting material that lies in those pages.
myotherusernameisbetter · 16/03/2015 18:00
Ha ha drollandoriginalusername very true - there would be a major punishment for that!
All I said to DS was "did you like your tidy bedroom?" he responded, "Yes thank you" I said "do you have anything you want to say?" "No" he replied. I finished with "I am going to say two words and then I will say no more but there had better not be a repeat of it, understand?" he nods, I say "Pringle tube" he says "fair enough" and that was that.
Thanks for the kind wishes about my Mum - there has been a slight improvement - if it continues there may be some hope of some surgery that may help, otherwise prognosis is not good - probably a week or two at most - I just can't get angry about weeing in a tube - if I find a poo in a crisp bag or hanging from the curtains! then I may change my mind...
Postchildrenpregranny · 16/03/2015 18:17
DD1.wasI swear the untidest person on earth ,as a teenager.I tried taking photos to shame her but it didnt wirk.It took a real effort of will not to pitch in(I am very neat) .She now lives in tiny one bed flat,has ruthlessly de cluttered and is almost anally neat.DD2.(a HCP) on the other hand is still pretty bad .But it's no longer my problem .Although she is supposed to be doing a final sort out of her 'home' bedroom as she officially doesn't live here any more .I tried not to nag and save my energy for the things that mattered.
But never had Peengles -am impressed it didn't leak .
myotherusernameisbetter · 16/03/2015 18:20
am impressed it didn't leak Me too! I almost feel the need to write to them and thank them - i would never have bet on those tubes being leakproof.
myotherusernameisbetter · 16/03/2015 18:42
Hell no! He's 13, that'll ruin his life forever and it's not like he can brag to people about it :o
Fluffycloudland77 · 16/03/2015 18:44
It does seem ill judged of them to make a story out of a minor doesn't it?.
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