Ever Enter Your Teens Bedroom Full of Hope And An Empty Trash Bag? This is for You

I beg my kids to clean out their stuff. I plead with them to bring the dirty glasses to the kitchen, give away the clothes they have not worn since middle school and stop eating out of the containers in their bedroom. I am talking to myself. When I enter their room with a white trash bag in hand, they don’t even remove their headphones.

Ceara OSullivan is our hero. She is every mom, walking into the bedroom of every teen or college student and pleading with them to stop eating peanut butter in bed. Or counting the drinking glasses; the ones that literally disappear the second our kids walk in the door. That’s my personal pet peeve but clearly I’m not alone.

From moms opening salvo of “Good morning sleepy head” to the let’s just got through some things “real quick” to “If we do it now it will take two seconds” we can completely relate.


We love everything about this viral video from scolding our kids for the pile of empty glasses to trying on their clothes to see if they fit. So if you need a laugh, at your own expense, Ceara has it for you, and if you want a laugh with your kids, just send them this post.

And, just for the record, we don’t feel bad about the noise the garage bag makes as we flap it open repeatedly – not one little bit. Welcome home kids.

About Grown and Flown

Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan are the co-founders of Grown and Flown the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. They are writers (Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author), moms, wives and friends. They started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and are co-authors of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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