Monday, April 4, 2016
Question of the Month and Messy Room
It's time for Question of the Month hosted by Michael D'Agostino. Today's question is right in line with the A-Z challenge that's going on. (Sorry I'm not participating. There's just too much going on in my life and I don't have time to do it.) The question is, "What is your favorite thing that begins with the letter, C?"
Well, that's easy. Chocolate!
Now for the story:
My daughter is a typical teenager, and her room reflects this. I can't tell you how much stuff she has. That stuff usually ends up all over her floor. I finally decided I wasn't going to pick up after her any more. She's a big girl, so she can clean her own abode.
Two days ago, she came downstairs in the morning, looking like she had been through a war. "Mom, I'm sore," she announced.
I raised my eyebrows. "Rough night?"
"Yeah. I had to sleep on the floor. There was too much stuff on my bed."
I chuckled. "What are you going to do about it?"
She shrugged. "Clean my room?"
Good idea. So now, ladies and gentlemen, my daughter has a very clean room, and last night she was able to sleep in her bed. Let's see how long that lasts!
Posted by Sherry Ellis at 11:08 AM
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Wow!.. I hope it lasts.. if she slept well enough :)ReplyDelete
well done to her
Yes that was an easy question of the month for you.. Chocolate - me too!
I bet chocolate is the answer a lot of people would give!Delete
lol wow that had to be messy if she couldn't sleep in her bedReplyDelete
Yes. It was rather ridiculous!Delete
Oh, you bring back memories of crazy, chaos and cherished moments~ Thank you, Sherry and Michael~ReplyDelete
Good "C" words!Delete
I've always believed in natural consequences as the best teacher. You've supported my belief. Of course, the room will go back to messy, but a some point maybe not quite so. Good luck. I always treated my son's room like an archeological dig that I preferred to leave unexcavated.ReplyDelete
Haha! That's a good way of putting it.Delete
Now, let's see if she does it!ReplyDelete
I hope she can keep it clean! It's so much better that way!Delete
Hi, dear Sherry!ReplyDelete
My favorite C word is cuckoo. :)
Mrs. Shady's teenage daughter was exactly the same as yours. Her room looked like a tornado had ripped through it. The bed was never made and the floor was an obstacle course. A solution was finally found. The girl enrolled in college and moved into a dorm! :)
Happy Monday, dear friend Sherry!
Ah, yes. College dorms fix everything. ;-)Delete
Enjoy your week, Shady!
I did that as a kid! I used to pile stuff on my bed and just leave myself a sliver of sleeping room. So silly in retrospect.ReplyDelete
I just don't understand. Kids have all this time to do technology, but no time to clean their rooms.Delete
Chocolate...yeah, that'll do it.ReplyDelete
Chocolate works every time!Delete
Chocolate...yeah, that'll do it.ReplyDelete
This did make me laugh Sherry. What is it with teenage girls and messy rooms. Is there a gravitaional pull that kicks into action? My daughter's room was exactly the same when she lived at home. I made a huge HAZARD poster and stuck it to the outside of her door. She was not amused. I'd like to say it worked but it didn't :)ReplyDelete
Haha! I like the HAZARD poster idea. I don't think it would work well for my kids, either.Delete
Great story Sherry, my dughter when she was living at home had her room with pictures of George Michael everywhere,.....That's girls.ReplyDelete
George Michael. I remember when he was the big deal. My daughter isn't really into boy rock stars. She liked One Direction for a while, but I think she has outgrown that phase.Delete
Hope she starts a new trend, Sherry. :) She'll remember how uncomfortable it is to be sore and she'll appreciate her bed.ReplyDelete
We'll see. She had a sleepover with one of her friends last night. I'm almost afraid to see the condition of her room now.Delete
mine would probably be Chris Evans :)ReplyDelete
I so like your C selection. :) Good lesson learned with your daughter cleaning her room.ReplyDelete
I really hope her room stays clean for more than a week!Delete
LOL! That's one way to learn the value of a clean bed. ;)ReplyDelete
We'll see if the lesson sticks.Delete
Oh no, this is all too familiar. Mine don't seem to mind sleeping in the mess!ReplyDelete
Some kids don't care. My daughter didn't like her sore back, so she might be apt to make sure at least that her bed is clear.Delete
I'm surprised she actually did it. You must be doing something right in the parenting department! :)ReplyDelete
Either that, or the pain in her back was very motivating. ;-)Delete
I forgot chocolate was a C word!ReplyDelete
I think the best lessons are learned the hardest. She'll probably make sure can get to her bed, at least, from now on.
I think you're right.Delete
Sherry, if this works... or anything works let me know... I am so frustrated with Valentina's room... mainly because her clutter ends up all over the rest of the house. (apt)... frankly if I had my choice I would get rid of 80% of all our stuff... xoxReplyDelete
Teens sure do collect a lot of stuff. So far, at least, her bed has been clear. That's progress.Delete
I kind of get it, for a while my desk just acted as a resting place for things for which I could find a place :PReplyDelete
A Life Examined
It's funny how desks do that. My son's desk is the same way.Delete
If only I've a daughter to fuss over. I would get her a hello kitty room. Hahaha!ReplyDelete
It's fun to see the phases little girls go through. Mine was in the princess phase for a long time. Then it was Hannah Montana. Now she's basically Bohemian Chic.Delete
Chocolate, cookies, and cake! Yay for C words! :) I do hope she at least keeps her bed clean. Hehehe! A few months ago, my son decided he had to sleep on his floor because he put so many of his stuffed animals on his bed and he didn't want to move them and ruin their sleep!ReplyDelete
That is so funny! My daughter used to sleep with about fifty stuffed animal - and they all had to be in a certain order. It was crazy!Delete
Hah! Sometimes you just have to let them learn, eh?ReplyDelete
Sometimes experience is the best teacher.Delete
LOL, very cute story.ReplyDelete
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit
Glad your daughter came up with her own reason to clean her room!ReplyDelete
I love chocolate too. :)
Her room is still clean. I have to say, I'm impressed!Delete
Pro tip: pile clutter high enough, and you can make your own bed.ReplyDelete
(Don't pass that along to your daughter)
Haha! I'm not passing that along. I'm rather pleased that her room has been clean for more than a week!Delete
I used to sleep on the floor during my middle school years because of a messy bed. My favorite c word is cake.ReplyDelete
You and my daughter sound a lot alike in that respect. Cake is a very good C word!Delete
Maybe I need to try that foreign sounding thing. What was it? Clean my room?ReplyDelete
Do you have dust bunnies piled up everywhere? ;-)Delete