#SoCS Feb. 27, 2021 – Sty

Linda’s #SoCS prompt this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-sty.” Find a word that ends in “-sty” or use the word “sty.” Enjoy!

The first thing that came to mind, reading this prompt, was pigsty. And more specifically, the pigsty that is my son’s bedroom.

Honestly, what is with teenage boys?

He has the smallest room in the house, and somehow his room ends up being the one with the biggest mess! I walk in to find random socks in the strangest of places, because he seems incapable of removing them from his person, and just placing them on the floor, or, easier still, in the laundry basket that is literally right next to his bedroom door! Instead, he balls them up, and, I think, bowls them around the room, possibly practicing his latest spin technique for his cricket. I don’t know!

And vests. That’s the other thing. It’s like he takes a vest off, and swings it round his head like some sort of action hero, then flings it, not caring which direction it lands in. I have found then, weeks later, covered in dust, as they may have landed on top of his wardrobe, or fallen down into the crevice between bed and wall, or, when he has deigned it necessary to actually put said vest somewhere, he’s screwed it up and put it back in his drawer… unwashed! When the bloody laundry basket is three more steps away!

Don’t get me started at his ineptitiude in managing to out things in the bin, either. Again, it seems throwing practice is being doen, but a tissue doesn’t fly as well as a ball, so I end up finding tissues strewn across the room…

Empty food packets. Yup.

Dishes, of all sorts. Yup.

And balls.

All the balls.

As he is a keen cricketer, my son is never far from a ball, so you have to be careful where you step, incase an errant ball decides to find it’s way under your foot.

Oh, and that other bane of my life when entering his room… weights.

He’s got a few hand weights there, with the adjustable discs you add or remove. They are heavy. And sometimes I go in, and stub my toe on a weight, where he has left one of the discs just by the door.

It’s as if he is trying to boobytrap the place!

Boobytrapped pigsty
Fitting description, methinks
For my son's bedroom!

Ritu 2021

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John Holton
    Mar 01, 2021 @ 02:37:50

    He IS boobytrapping the place. I know from experience.

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  2. thereluctantpoet
    Feb 28, 2021 @ 14:21:06

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  3. Laura
    Feb 28, 2021 @ 04:18:42

    I won’t disagree about teenage boys in general but in our house the girl’s room is messier by miles. But as to the smell? There are no words for the boy’s room. NONE.

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    • Ritu
      Feb 28, 2021 @ 08:52:33

      Ha ha!!! Well I know my girl is terrible at putting things away, but she also barely leaves her room, so I don’t go snooping as much!



  4. Jennie
    Feb 28, 2021 @ 00:55:54

    Spot on, Ritu! Been there with the teenage boy, and don’t miss it. Oddly, he has become the neat freak in his family. Go figure!

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  5. petespringerauthor
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 22:49:01

    I have one of those rooms. (a pigsty) I know it is a mess, and yet I leave it that way until I can’t find anything. I’m grateful that my wife doesn’t hassle me about it. That door is constantly closed.🤣

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  6. joey
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 16:49:54

    Yes ma’am, I am familiar with the assorted pigsties of children’s rooms. Ick.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Lakshmi Bhat
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 16:31:57

    Oh my God 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  8. johnrieber
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 15:40:38

    As a former “boy”, I can tell you he not only knows where everything is, but if he doesn’t, it’s not important!

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  9. Erika
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 15:25:34

    You know what? This sounds sooooo familiar 😅 The only thing I can say is: Hang in there! Find ways to keep your calm. One day, it will become better.

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  10. John W. Howell
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 13:48:15

    Good one, Ritu. I had a friend in high school whose mother nailed all his clothes to the floor. She warned him that if he didn’t pick them up, she would do that. He didn’t, and she did. We had a big laugh on that one.

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  11. Keith
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 13:28:45

    Ritu, I had a hunch this was your path forward. When we sold our van after twelve years, the encaked stuff beneath the seats that we cleaned out was not very pleasurable. At least the fossilized french fries were not messy to the touch. Keith

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  12. J-Dub
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 13:20:57

    Great job with the prompt. I can picture the scene. Good thing they grow out of it.

    Liked by 1 person


  13. willowdot21
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 12:07:50

    I feel your pain …..
    I had three teenage males to cope with! Goodness the rows, the penicillin, the walking dead washing, the old food and cartons! They all survived as did I and they treat their homes with respect…. I feel like going round and slobbing out in their house… 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 💜💜😆

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  14. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Feb 27, 2021 @ 05:30:30

    My first thought was pigsty also. Great job.

    Liked by 2 people


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