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So, after posting House Rule #1, I was motivated to revisit the issue.
Oh my goodness...no wonder I don't go into their bedrooms! I try to avoid looking at all costs. What costs? My sanity!
Yes, what was once a problem fixed years ago is still a problem. Am I a bad mom for looking the other way? Am I a bad mom for choosing my battles? I feel like a bad mom.
So, I retyped up a new version of House Rule #1 and dutifully posted it yesterday morning.
It reads as this:
HOUSE RULE #1 REVISITED
Absolutely no clothes shall be retained on the floor, bed, or desk of this room. Please put the clothes away in an appropriate place, such as the closet, wardrobe, or dresser drawer.
Any clothes found by the female inhabitant of this household in an unacceptable location will be swooped up immediately and placed in holding for a period of three weeks.
PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THE ABOVE BY SIGNING BELOW.
P.S. – Making the bed would be nice too.
This was the signature I got. Cute, huh?
It's a penguin exclaiming and a, well, whatever it is I could not understand him (but it's not a dinosaur), saying "rawr."
However, the good news is that the mess was cleaned up and I did not have to say a word. Now, to follow up with the punishment.
I understand the comments heard were "I'll just go naked" and "I'll wear the same clothes every day."
Sigh. What's a mom to do?