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Saturday, March 25, 2006

As promised...Before

Here are the before photos of the Girl's room at it's absolute pinacle of filth and slovinliness.



You gotta give her credit for best use of the floor as the world's largest shelf.



Interesting how much clothing she has, and yet she rarely can fine somethng to wear.


Note that she has not yet unpacked from her camp week, 2 weeks ago. Or, she's pulled the stuff out of the suitcase and just tossed it on the floor. That works.



The child really has it rough, doesn't she?



She's claimed to have cleaned her room this afternoon. I haven't been up there yet, but I'm betting her idea of clean and my idea of clean are two different things.



She did, however, bring up a broom and swept the floor.


I can't wait to see.
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25 Comments:

Blogger Star said...

Do what I did for the12 years I had teens.. Keep their bedroom doors shut. Michele sent me.

25/3/06 8:05 PM  
Blogger rashbre said...

Hmm, the room needs some therapy.
Here via Michele's
rashbre

25/3/06 8:07 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

ha! I feel better about my own lack of 'neatness' now. ;)

I dread the teen years. I can only imagine what lies in store.

Michele sent me over to peak at my future.

25/3/06 8:15 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL, LOL! It warmd my heart to see your Girl's room...to know that there is someone who actually had more "stuff" on the floor than I did, as a teen-ager! I can't wait to see the "After" photo's Margalit...
And BTW hopw fantastic that you got to see Lena H in Vegas in those years! What a true treat!

Michele sent me today but you know I'm here all the time, my pal in Boston.

25/3/06 8:17 PM  
Anonymous rhonda said...

Wow, that looks like MY daughter's room :)

25/3/06 8:35 PM  
Anonymous surcie said...

I have THAT to look forward to, don't I? My son is only 2. Have mercy!

michele sent me!

25/3/06 8:37 PM  
Blogger vanx said...

Thank you. I feel better about everything. (For me the word girl is plural)~,:^)

25/3/06 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Ivy said...

Howdy.. Michele sent me!

Her room still looks better than my 6 year olds.. Atleast you can see patches of your kiddo's floor..LOL...

25/3/06 8:46 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

My son is now 23 we used to let him keep his room as he liked it as long as there was no bug attracting old food etc in there. If someone was coming to the house his door was closed. He got better at keeping it up as he got older.

Michele sent me.

25/3/06 8:57 PM  
Blogger Marcia said...

hahaha... my little sister's room was MUCH worse! It was literally 2 feet deep all over... we were shocked at all the stuff she gave to good will when she moved out!

thanks for stopping by my blog today! every time I visit you I remember how much I like you and your NelloDesign blog. I really should visit more often!

25/3/06 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Sheryl said...

Ye gads, I don't look forward to pre-adolencence.

25/3/06 9:20 PM  
Blogger PresentStorm said...

lol my idea of clean and my lil ones idea is NEVER the same either..lol

thanks for stopping by my place :)

25/3/06 9:41 PM  
Blogger YellowRose said...

ROFLOL...it's like looking at my daughters room...and she always complains she has nothing to wear also! It's just she can't find anything because it's not in her closet or drawers, it's on the floor! Drives me nuts...so I demand that the door stays closed!

Here via Micheles!

25/3/06 9:59 PM  
Blogger Kross-Eyed Kitty said...

Yikes! That's gonna take her all day Sunday to clean!
Here via Michele's!

25/3/06 10:03 PM  
Blogger srp said...

Wow! I've seen this room before. Oh! Yes! This is Nyssa's dorm room. Amazing! Wow, deja vu all over again.
I must go take some Advil now.
Michele sent me.

25/3/06 10:19 PM  
Anonymous carrie said...

Oh my. Looks like my old roommate's side of the room. I am not a neat nik, but I couldn't live like that.

25/3/06 11:29 PM  
Blogger KT said...

Haha well my room never gets that dirty, that's unbearable dirty for me, mostly my room consists of books and papers everywhere when it gets busy during the week but no way do I handle clothes and stuff scattered around.. lol I'd start cleaning right away. That's just me lol.

25/3/06 11:32 PM  
Blogger WendyWings said...

Looks like my daughters room.

26/3/06 12:49 AM  
Anonymous Catheroo said...

Please post the "after" photos.
Man, does this bring back memories!
Here via Michele.

26/3/06 2:30 AM  
Blogger mommyof4 said...

My daughter is totally oppisite she hates her room a mess! But the other looks similiar to that!

26/3/06 10:04 AM  
Blogger amusings_bnl said...

(visiting via Universal Hub).

I have a 13 year old, her room often looks like this.

I've never thought of using the net to post pictures of it, but... you've inspired me. i have her blogroll for her journal. i can send my link to all her friends.

heh.

26/3/06 10:09 AM  
Blogger The Simple Life said...

Oh my! That looks sadly familiar. What's truly sad is that my kids will tell me their rooms are clean, and they'll still look exactly like this. "But I know where everything is, Mom."

26/3/06 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Kat said...

I can't fault her for having tons of clothes yet nothing to wear, as I'm in the same boat. I woke up this morning to a clean bedroom with a visible floor and realized that I didn't actually remember cleaning it. No, I hadn't been drinking. I guess I was in some sort of cleaning haze or something! Tell the girl to put on some peppy music; that always helped me clean my room when I was young enough to live with my parents.

26/3/06 11:40 AM  
Blogger sarah cool said...

If cleanliness is next to godliness, your baby girl is reassuringly human. ;-) This cracks me up.

27/3/06 12:16 PM  
Blogger Belinda said...

What--there's a problem here?

30/3/06 1:51 AM  

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