Friday, May 19, 2006

White Trash Childrens Bedroom

Dear WTMs, Sorry for not posting alot this week. Have some cool stuff going on that I will be able to tell you about next week. In my last post, I gave you the WTM vs Pottery Barn Kids "Lists for a Child's Bedroom". Just in case you thought I was KIDDING about my offspring and their hellish messy bedrooms, dig if you will a picture of one of the bedrooms. This is a REAL picture of an 8 year old girl's bedroom. This was taken on a typical day and in case you were wondering...we were not the victims of a natural disaster. My youngest daughter, whom I call "Miss Minnesota" here in the blog, can make a clean room into the mess you see in a matter of 10 seconds. As you can see, we purchased the nice and matching furniture for her room. Clearly this was a mistake. We should have purchased some cardboard boxes and a beanbag chair. She is so little and sweet. She looks like an angel. But the child can make any room, particularly her bedroom, into a pit of hell in a matter of seconds. It's her special talent. Please look at this picture and feel superior to me. Have a good Friday!


Blogger Mert said...

If by superior you mean I should gloat because my daughter is only 5 and her room is worse than your pic 6 days out of the week (I help her pick up once a week to vaccuum), then yup! *chuckle* I feel your pain. I guess this means it doesn't get any better, huh?

5/19/2006 7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the picture. I thought only
my daughter was that messy. And she
is an adult (26)! Sometimes I can't
even get inside her room. Even in hotels, her room looks like she's lived there for months after 5 minutes.
Love your blog.

5/19/2006 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

Ha! My daughter's 13 and I consider it a good day if I can get the door open.

5/19/2006 8:58 AM  
Blogger Sharpie said...

Oh Thank God - another bedroom that looks like my children's. My best effort ? I scream "Close the Door." when company arrives.

5/19/2006 9:18 AM  
Anonymous saintseester said...

Oh thank God, my children aren't the only ones! My daughter is just like that - I almost fainted the other day when she came to tell me not to worry, but her room was out of control but she planned on working on it after school. What on earth can "out of control?" mean when her room is normally a disaster area on a good day?

5/19/2006 9:42 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Stop taking pictures of my kids rooms! My boys room is just trashed right now...all from a 5 year old being alone in his room for about 32 seconds.

5/19/2006 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Jamie said...

I see that your daughter and mine possess the same talent. That has to be marketable in some form or fashion...if we can just turn it into a positive! ;) Oh, and I get the PBK e-mails, too, and I typically end up deleting them, although I'll admit I love their stuff!

5/19/2006 11:55 AM  
Blogger LLA said...

Is that all you've got?

Really, I'd post a picture of Schecky's room, and you would see how just handily he would beat Miss Minnesota in a "My Room Is Uninhabitable for Either Man or Beast" Cage Match... I would post that picture, except for the fact that someone might forward it to DFACs and I'd never be allowed to see my PotPie again!

5/19/2006 1:44 PM  
Blogger AprilMay said...

I solved this problem by dragging my children to various countries overseas to live for a while, and they could only take what they could fit in a suitcase, so now that we're back in the states they have clean rooms because THEY OWN NOTHING. I, however, have wonderful souveniers from Asia in my living room and family room (insert evil laughter here).

5/19/2006 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Sue Mc said...

OMG that looks like the room that my 8 year old and 6 year old daughters share on a good day! I won't even get started on the 11 year old prima donna's stash of FROSTING CANS and candy and the resultant ants!

5/19/2006 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My 4 kids' rooms are ten times worse than that, so you should really feel good about that room (and they are waaay too old to be such pigs). My oldest daughter came home from college and immediately dumped out everything in the middle of the room she shares with her sister. The boys' room is even worse. Cleaning it consists of them picking everything up off the floor and carting it to the laundry room. I really hate washing clothes that are still folded.

5/19/2006 7:19 PM  
Anonymous pinkcadillac said...

what really cracked me up was the pottery barn thing - my neighbor won't buy anything for her kids' rooms unless it came from PB.
I must be really white trash, cuz I made my daughter's headboard myself and upholstered it - and my neighbor calls me "crafty" and then snickers...

5/19/2006 7:53 PM  
Anonymous j-yo said...

My little angel is only five and I can tell she will grow up to be not only be a messy person but also one of those people who stockpiles useless things (old newspapers, boxes, plastic containers, etc.). I cannot get her a cat because I know this will cause her to eventually be one of those crazy cat ladies who live with 89 cats and gets shut down by the health department.

Rock on, WTM. Kids with really neat rooms are probably extremely unhappy and will spend years on a therapist's couch. (That's the theory with which I comfort myself.)

5/19/2006 11:57 PM  
Anonymous Skye said...

Gee You can at least see the floor , my daughter (16) carpets her floor with clothing. Her shelfs have the entire contents of a cosmetic boutique on them with a mixture of hair products. When I ask her to clean it up she says all teenagers rooms looks like this and to chill.
Our yearly super clean last year neted about 4 bags of empty bottles, papers, candy wrappers, etc etc
Love WTM

5/21/2006 6:55 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I really enjoyed the past two entries. I can so relate!

5/21/2006 1:52 PM  
Blogger ballerinamommy said...

For the ultimate in white trash bedrooms, my son is using the same bed frame my husband used as a child, and the same dresser that I used as a child. I like to think that I'm saving some poor child in Indonesia from having to make another daybed and dresser for PBK.

5/21/2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger Imogen said...

Hey, play nicely if you will; my bedroom still looks like this.
Including all the pink; I have a princess hat attached to my desk chair with sticky tape and lots of shiny pink things on my three feet of floor space...
Not to compete or anything- I think your daughter might have me beat, since I've got ten years on her!
I don't think I've had enough practice to perfect the art of mess- but it might be a space thing.

5/21/2006 6:33 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Ha! Your daughter's room has NOTHING on my (almost) 10 yr old son's room! I would post a picture but I can't quite get the door open past all the boy-crud on the floor...

Then again, your daughter's room kinda resembles mine, so I guess he comes by it naturally.

5/21/2006 8:06 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Thank GOD it's not just my kid's rooms. I was beginning to think we were diseased and that we were the only one's whose rooms didn't resemble a pottery barn kids catalog. Phew! WTM to the rescue!

5/22/2006 8:33 AM  
Blogger NeverEnough said...

This looks better than my daughter's room!!

5/22/2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger SistaSmiff said...

Awww pssshhhht....that aint nothing. If I took a picture of my boys', the White Trash Mom would be calling DHS on me.

5/22/2006 11:43 AM  
Blogger Granny Pam said...

I'm really, really unimpressed. I've put up with worse for years. I don't even attempt to enter the room of my two grandsons (or their mother) upstairs. Those *caves* make your photo look like house beautiful.

During a recent visit to the mostly neat home of Daughter two, I assisted Granddaughter One, age 4, clean her room. Her mother had done the same the previous evening. When she can't find something, she empties everyting till she does.

Makes me want to scream, but it never works. My plan has always been, close the door.

5/22/2006 12:34 PM  

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