A MUM banned her kids from her freshly cleaned living room for a month – only re-opening it today.
The weary woman took the drastic step of making her lounge off-limits to her children after she deep cleaned it.
The mum, from the US, spruced it up in time for Thanksgiving – today – but in order to keep it looking tidy she devised a strict entry policy.
She left a hilarious note on the entrance to the front room, claiming her kids might be able to come in if they’re showered, in clean clothes and don’t have any food or drink.
Sharing their mum’s handiwork, one of her kids posted the list of rules online, saying: “Okay how my mom just gonna close down the living room for a month??”
The mum wrote: “This room has been cleaned for the holidays and is officially closed until Thanksgiving.
“Special permission will be considered for you to sit on my clean furniture and / or walk on my clean carpet only after the following conditions have been met.
“1. You have showered and are dirt and odour free from top to toe.
“2. You are wearing freshly laundered clothing.
“If permission is granted NO food or drinks are permitted at this time.”
This room has been cleaned for the holidays and is officially closed
“Thank you! You may choose one of my many titles.
“Mom, payer of bills, chauffeur, queen of the castle, person ruining your life, bossy b**** in charge.
“Whatever works for you!”
Praising her idea, one person said: “If only I could use that for my entire house after cleaning.”
Another wrote: “I’m putting this in every doorway.”
A third said: “I’m giving this serious consideration.”
Another mum added: “I would LOVE to do this… Especially after the way my living room looks right now…..”
And this parent said: “Why have I never thought of this one!”
Meanwhile, parents are raving about a 3D felt Christmas tree which they say keeps kids entertained for hours.
Plus, this mum created an incredible star-shaped wreath – out of Poundland coat hangers.