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!
Cleone · 16/03/2015 18:50
This had me seriously amused. You ain't seen nothing yet!
A good few years ago I was vacuuming the boy's bedroom only to find something impeding progress under the bed. I rammed it a few times, as one does but nothing budged.
Cursing horribly, one got down, lifted the valence and eh voila!
A stick of dynamite, weeping and seeping from both ends.
Needless to say I did not pursue the vacuuming!
As and when he got home from school, 6th form, I asked for an explanation.
Quite happily he said he had taken it as a part trade for something or the other and it had been under his bed for some months, hence the weeping.
Evidently it was used locally on the forestry to blow stumps and fence holes on occasion!
Somewhat of a quandary as to what to do with it!
I certainly wasn't going to handle it. As he was stupid enough to bring it in the house, he could remove it. So he took it down the river and blew up an old stump, carefully driving off the cows in the meadow beforehand. We really didn't want the bill for a pile of minced beef!!!
I have to point out that no-one ever queried an explosion or the mangled stump.
That is the way it was in Wild West Wales.
As a suitable punishment for the whole affair I made him clear out the garage and burn everything on a ceremonial pyre which took days. God know what was burnt but sometimes one can have too many possessions and hoarding.
Then there was the legs episode, yes, legs under the bed.
He had a prosthetic leg in due course. For some peculiar reason to which I was not party, they kept making him new models. Being an engineer he kept all the old ones and canabilised them for parts and made new ones from old etc. I had occasion to clear all this out and kept pulling legs out from under the bed. What on earth does one do with enough legs to fit a bloody centipede?
They ended up in Selly Oak hospital that had a charity remaking them for Africa. Hope they wore them not stuffed them under the bed!
The moral of this tale being don't be too upset by whatever you find it could be a damned sight worse and clean a bit more often!
Sparklingbrook · 16/03/2015 18:51
I am surprised there's no 'Do YOU know who this teenager is? If you do phone us on .......'
You could be on the This Morning sofa with Mandy Holden by the morning myother
Sparklingbrook · 16/03/2015 19:06
Daily Mirror now....
Must be a very slow news day.
CoffeeToffee · 16/03/2015 19:10
Cleone. We're you sure it was dynamite? . If so then WTF!!!! That was really really dangerous. A lucky escape for your son.
Carpetcrawler · 16/03/2015 19:13
I'd get this thread deleted if I was the Op and change my user name.
Sparklingbrook · 16/03/2015 19:14
Then change my real name by deed poll and emigrate Carpet.
HeartsTrumpDiamonds · 16/03/2015 19:15
DH saw this thread on the Fail website (I know, I know).
OP he loves your username
Cleone · 16/03/2015 19:15
Yes, I'm quite sure!
We were an eccentric family, from a line of them. Her did so many loony and dangerous things it was taken for normal. Main reason I only had one.
My brother used to build fireworks in WWII and blow up the back garden on a repeat basis. Jolly good thing the parents were no gardeners, saved mowing the lawn I suppose!
Must be hereditary!
TheDietStartsTomorrow · 16/03/2015 19:17
OP, did you know your piss in pringles discovery has actually made national news?
In fact, I just did a Google search to find the link and realised it's on several news websites across the globe.
Carpetcrawler · 16/03/2015 19:19
I don't think the OPs son will find it funny when he finds out.
FiveLittlePeas · 16/03/2015 19:19
Before I read, I though you'd say you'd found drugs... so it could be worse.
FiftyShadesOfSporn · 16/03/2015 19:21
Just move his computer/playstation to the bathroom.
BabyGanoush · 16/03/2015 19:23
It freaks me out when lazy DM journo's lift mumsnet threads for "stories"
myotherusernameisbetter · 16/03/2015 19:33
yes, time for another user name - bye all - you might find me again some day........
Gruntfuttock · 16/03/2015 19:37
"it's on several news websites across the globe."
BigRedBall · 16/03/2015 19:39
Dear me. I'd get the thread deleted. We don't want another "penis beaker". .
Fairylea · 16/03/2015 19:41
Are journalists really that short of news?
It's a great thread but if the Daily Mail need to resort to republishing mumsnet they need to find better things to write about (like their usual Tory style benefit bashing propaganda.. )
YouPooPooBumBum · 16/03/2015 19:57
My teenager cleaned his own room once without being asked
No this is not some kind of boast about my parenting skills . . . About ten minutes later he mentioned to us he could hear a rustling and squeaking noise coming from under his bed.
When we peeked under his bed a mouse had made a lovely little home in shredded Twix multipack wrappers.
HighwayDragon · 16/03/2015 20:59
When I was 15 my mum found spoons, a lighter, kitchen foil and a cheese grater. I have literally no idea how or why they'd got there. My mum thought I was on drugs
Alwaysinahurrynow · 16/03/2015 21:00
I only had sisters and I've got sons now...this is a slightly terrifying peek into the future
Dancergirl · 16/03/2015 21:16
Are boys worse than girls then? I've only got girls and I'm a bit at some of these!
I know this is supposed to be light hearted but OP, do you not go into his room a bit more regularly?
QueenBean · 16/03/2015 21:23
Why do the journos always pull out these ridiculous smutty threads that paint mn users in a specific light
Or is it MNHQ feeding them links for publicity?
myotherusernameisbetter · 16/03/2015 21:40
Dancer - I check his room every Saturday after he's tidied it, I run the hoover over it, give him his pocket money and unless I need to go in, then leave him to it. He has a large Christmas sack in the corner under his desk with his Christmas sweets/treats in that he is slowly working his way through - the pringles tun was beside that - could have been there before, it was only because there were a lot of empty packets lying that I decided to pick it up to check if it was rubbish or not.
This Saturday he was away for the day so didn't have a chance to do it before he left, I was at a loose end and needed occupied so I decided to do it.
How often do you go in your teens room? - I thought weekly was probably enough
myusernameisusername · 16/03/2015 21:44
This is featured on the daily fails website OP your famous
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