The teenager has just informed me that someone has broken into the house and stolen all the hair grips.

Thank god they left the telly eh?

I do now have a vision of a bloke in a Mac sidling up to people in pubs and whispering out of the corner of his mouth ‘Hey mate, wanna buy a bobby pin?’

Seems more likely to me that they are in her Armageddon bedroom somewhere. She says she has looked and they aren’t, but I reckon you could hide a body in there and the police would struggle to locate it under the debris. Actually, maybe there is a body in there, that would explain the smell.

I have had to bring out the big guns and declare that if the disaster area is not sorted by the end of the week then I am putting a password on the broadband. It’s the only threat that works these days.

I wonder what else might turn up? The lost treasure of the Sierra Madre? The missing remote control? A new form of penicillin in a discarded coffee cup?

I think she likes it messy. She went on a trip to the National Gallery a year or so back, and I asked her to get me a postcard of something cool or beautiful or interesting. She got me this…

Β the destroyed room


It is called ‘The Destroyed Room’ by Jeff Wall and she has been trying to recreate it ever since. Maybe she will be the next Tracey Emin?

Anyway, must dash, off to see a bloke about some odd socks…. *taps side of nose*

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. March 24, 2014 / 9:13 am

    Ha ha ha!

    I always lose hair grips, they are just so easy to misplace!

    And that picture reminds me of my bedroom when I first met the husband (yes, even at 21 I couldn’t keep my bedroom tidy). It was that messy that I refused to let him into it. He went in anyway and was horrified!
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  2. March 24, 2014 / 9:14 am

    I have a nine year old that loves living in chaos and I know it will only get worse, and smellier as he gets older. I have to however sympathies with your daughter as I too was really messy as a teenager and even now my side of the bed can lapse into chaos. I blame it on the creative gene although I have no evidence to support this theory. x

    • March 24, 2014 / 9:19 am

      Yes! I am still untidy too, just not to that level! I think our minds are operating on a higher level, we just cant see the mess! (though sadly not high enough to miss the mess in her room…..)

  3. March 24, 2014 / 9:53 am

    That made me laugh – a bobby pin burglar πŸ˜‰ I’m very grateful two of my children are as bothered by clean and tidy rooms as I am – just leaves me two to keep on top of! And yes, a password on the broadband is the only that works here although two of them can write hacking programmes to get round that little problem :S
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  4. March 24, 2014 / 11:07 am

    Love it lol

    Make up bag is usually a good place to look or down the back of the sofa.

    If I should be approached by a dodgy looking geezer wanting to sell me some hair grips – I’ll let you know. πŸ™‚ x
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  5. March 24, 2014 / 11:17 am

    heh, i was always loosing my stuff, once i remember i lost my jumper and found it a year later, i dont know if its me being so unorganised or my mum moved my stuff around
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  6. March 24, 2014 / 11:46 am

    Haha! This was my first proper laugh of the day, quite tragic given that it is 11:45am! Reminded me of when I went to an art gallery as a kid and my mum asked me to get something fun for her to have in her office. I came back with a postcard showing chose up of a load of different coloured medication! I have no idea why it interested me!
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  7. March 24, 2014 / 11:54 am

    Oh no, are teenagers really that bad?! You may be right and have a budding artist on your hands there, or alternatively she is just incredibly messy! Good luck finding the lost treasures!
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  8. March 24, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    I think my teenager must have been inspired by that National Gallery piece too. I’m not badgering her at the moment as GSCEs are looming but come the final exam I’ll be taking your advice about the broadband password to get her to sort out her room!
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  9. March 24, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    Oh, I laughed so hard reading your post! I am dreading the day my boys will turn into teenage monsters with cave-rooms… My eldest, who is nine, has started growling and is even now prone to misplacing things so really I have no wish to reach this stage with him, I will lose half the house in his room…
    But I will keep in mind the broadband threat πŸ™‚
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  10. March 24, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    haha i reckon those hair clips must be rathr importantand if not found soon her room will look like the postcard lol x

  11. March 24, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    My 8 year old is busy practising recreating the devastation that is a teenagers bedroom. She is a monster for leaving hair bobbles everywhere. Absolutely everywhere! I will remember your password threat for future reference!
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  12. March 24, 2014 / 10:05 pm

    Brilliant, very funny Sonya. Starting to feel your pain – we’re always chatting lost hairclips, daily in fact. POD is only three (god help me!) x
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  13. March 24, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    LMAO love this!!! Things amazingly go missing in my house too! I have to remind my 11 and 8 year olds that when looking for something… opening your eyes helps lol! Great post xx
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  14. March 25, 2014 / 6:25 am

    Haa haa – I have similar conversations with my teens, although the boys will swear blind one of the little ones took whatever is missing (it is normally under the floorobe somewhere
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  15. March 25, 2014 / 8:01 am

    I Live with boys who think that picture looks ‘fine’.
    However, I am blown away by the fact that someone else calls them ‘bobby pins’……..! Xx
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  16. March 25, 2014 / 8:35 am

    Well if I was going to nick something, hair grips would be right at the top of my agenda! Can totally relate to this from when my boys shared a room. They’re still bad now, but they’re not quite as bad!
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  18. March 26, 2014 / 8:27 am

    haha. Sounds to me like my room when I was a teenager. If I didn’t have an OCD boyfriend now I think that my room would probably still look like a bomb site. I get into trouble now for leaving one thing on the floor. Ouch!

  19. March 26, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    Those hair grips are so damn pesky… love the picture, a teenagers bedroom through and through. X

  20. March 29, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    Ha! Drama much? This sounds just like me to be fair – I was always the queen of melodrama!! Dread to think if I’m going to have the same situation with these two…few years to go yet πŸ˜‰

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