Ohio mom closes living room until Thanksgiving

By Sarah Mulé

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Nick Denbow's mother is serious about keeping her living room clean until Thanksgiving.

So serious that the 17-year-old from Ohio tweeted a picture of a sign his mom posted outside the living room warning family members to stay out.


"This room has been cleaned for the holidays and is officially CLOSED until Thanksgiving," Michelle Keylor's note read.

Denbow told Buzzfeed that Keylor was tired of cleaning up after "my and mostly my brother's messes."

"Mom and I find it really funny, but I think my brother's a little irritated that he can't watch TV," Denbow said.

Keylor noted "special permission" to enter the room may be granted, but only under certain conditions.

"1) you have showered and are dirt and odor free from top to toe, 2) you are wearing freshly laundered clothing," she wrote. "*If permission is granted — NO food or drinks are permitted at this time!"


Keylor signed her note saying her kids could "choose one of my many titles."

"Mom, Payer of the bills, Chauffeur, Queen of the castle, Person ruining your life, Bossy [expletive] in charge, Whatever works for you," the note said.

Denbow said their two dogs have also heeded Keylor's warning.

"There's no barricade or anything to keep them out. It's just like they know to stay out," he said.

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