#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!

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