A mother of three has threatened to evict her daughter is she doesn’t start cleaning her damn room.
Taking to Mumsnet, Donthugmeimscared – a whole other conversation to be had – explained that while her two boys, aged seven and 10, share a room, her 13-year-old daughter has her own.
It’s safe to say, the decision has utterly come back to bite her on the tush.
I am so sick of dd 13 living in filth. She is disgusting. We are in a three bed house and her brothers 7 and 10 share. I’m so fed up with her mess that I’ve told her that if she doesn’t sort it out she’s sharing with her 7 yr old ds and her 10yr old ds can have her room as he will actually appreciate it.
By disgusting I mean gross she couldn’t give a toss what she leaves on the floor including underwear where her San pro has leaked. I’ve helped her many times to clean it only for the floor to be covered in crap by the next day. Even worse if I take clean clothes in for her to put away she just chucks it on top of the mess. It’s only a small box room so gets bad fast and according to her I’m stressing her out telling her to clean it and it’s her human right to have a room for herself.
Fellow Mumsnet users were torn down the middle.
One user, Upsideup wrote:
If I didn’t have enough rooms for each child to have their own, then the child who most deserved it would be getting their own room not the one who was born first. I would be worried about making 7 year old ds share with her though as hes probably happier sharing with his tidy brother and it wouldnt be fair for him to be punished.
You can’t expect a teenage girl to share with a younger boy. And it’s not fair on him to have to put up with her mess. I would help her clear her room and then it’s up to her to keep it tidy after that. I would do weekly checks to help her keep on top of it. But really you should be helping her keep it clean.
PalePinkSwan chimed in:
Really don’t think it’s fair on your 7 year old to see dirty underwear etc, so I’d look for another solution.
I was a very messy teen – one thing I remember is my parents nagged me to tidy or sort it out but didn’t actually teach me how. Having an organised space with a place for everything and getting into the habit of keeping it tidy is a skill she needs to learn.
Could you spend some time reorganising her room with her, and make clear this is her last chance to keep it nice?
Kick her out, I say. Teach ’em the hard way. Let it be said my opinion is in no way driven by the fact I too shared a bedroom with my brother while my sister sat listening to Christina Aguilera in her own spacious castle of a room. Not a chance!
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