Sunday, 30 January 2011

Mum, I've got some girls staying tonight.................

This was my eldest son's comment to us yesterday afternoon.
My response was 'Thanks for telling me', MOH's was 'Have you got one for me'
Let me put that into context for you......

For the last few years, my son; who is nearly 20, has taken over one  of the rooms in our outbuildings, that he uses to 'entertain' his mates. He has 3 sofas, a dining table and several mattresses, all of which he has recuperated from people who were throwing them out. On New Years Eve there were about 15 of them in there, and there is always at least two or three of them staying overnight. This means no-one has to drink and drive and I know they are all safe. Most of the time it is just the lads, but sometimes their girlfriends or friends who are girls are invited too.

My house is not tidy all the time, well, it's very rarely tidy. I like to know if someone is coming so that I can tidy round and at least clean the toilet. Living with 3 men, the toilet needs cleaning more often than I do it.
So when my son has his mates round - the lads- it's not a problem as they nip outside to relieve themselves (this is totally common place here. Everyday on the way to work, I can guarantee I will see at least one car stopped at the side of the road with a man standing there having a wee. Sometimes they try to be discrete but most times they just stand proud! I want to toot everytime I go past but I don't think that would go down too well - they may have an aiming problem!) but if the girls come round they have to come into the house to use the toilet. Which is fine if I am forewarned and can do a quick clean round.

So yesterday when he gave me 4 hours warning it was great - my house was clean and tidy before everyone arrived. His mates came in to say hello - they always kiss me and shake hands with MOH.

When I got up this morning there were 4 cars parked outside. They all went home about one o'clock this afternoon, but guess what - not one of the girls came in to use the loo!!

Never mind I do have a clean and tidy house now.


brendie said...

maybe they had a shewee (a female funnel for taking a wee standing up) do you get those there, we have them for camping and boating etc. its common here too to go on the side of the road or "water the lemon tree" at home.

Elizabethd said...

I remember how deeply shocked a friend of mine was on seeing her first man byt he roadside.....'But it's illegal in England', she gasped.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

I like Brendie's response:)