SHOCK DISCOVERY: Two Teenagers Unearth Lost Ghostbusters Mug and Hoards of Crockery in Bedrooms

SHOCK DISCOVERY: Two Teenagers Unearth Lost Ghostbusters Mug and Hoards of Crockery in Bedrooms

SHOCK DISCOVERY:  News is coming in how local Mum of 4, Mummy Buck a former 80’s chick is ‘thrilled’ to be reunited with her treasured Ghostbusters mug.  It was discovered when her teenage kids took the unusual step of tidying their bedrooms.

With cupboards and drawers said to be almost devoid of contents Mummy Buck, a former 80’s chick was said to have planned a trip to Ikea.  Her husband desperate to avoid this and unbeknown to his wife, pleaded with the kids to tidy their rooms.  He denies any bribery took place.

Mummy Buck, former 80’s chick, told The Daily Grief:

“I’m chuffed to monkey’s be re-united with my treasured Ghostbusters mug.  To be honest, its been so long since I last used it, I’d forgotten I had it”.

Still reeling from the days’ events,  she recalled her shock at Pippy & Dippy making the bold move without any ‘encouragement’ from her to tidy their rooms.

She told reporters how it had started like any other school morning.  “The kids were late out of bed, the younger two were complaining about school, how it sucked and repeatedly asking what the point of school was”?  And I was wishing I’d gone to work”.

“Looking back, the signs were there how something was different.  Dippy wasn’t in his usual position snoozing and Pippy wasn’t at the table surrounded with make-up, facial wipes and a mug of coffee for decorative purposes.

“As I was feeding the fluffy one I heard a loud clattering noise.  From the corner of my eye, I saw something moving, towards me at a slow pace.  Looking up I saw Dippy heading towards me, arms laden down with plates and cups”.


“Without saying a word, he smiled and walked straight past me and all available workspace.  I was shocked as I realised he was heading for the dishwasher”.

“He began placing each item perfectly and all into the appropriate racks”.

“I went weak with shock.  It took a few minutes for my eyes to register what was really happening in front of them”!

“As I went to speak, Pippy, walked in also laden down with cups & plates”.


“I screeched in horror as she wobbled towards me, laden down with plates and mugs.  Worse still she’d perched her bloody mobile phone right on top of her mug mountain”!

“My fear was palpable.  All I could see was a massive repair bill heading my way, should it fall and break.  Not to mention the impact her being without a phone would have on the rest of the family”!

With the sight of her mug still raw and emotional, a close family friend described how Mummy Buck nearly collapsed when she spotted her treasured mug in Pippys arms. It was said to be an emotional reunion.

Glassy-eyed, Mummy Buck took over to recall how Pippy had also taken the unusual steps of passing by available worktop space to begin loading the dishwasher.  “She made it look it was something she did every day”.

“Only last night, Daddy Buck and I had been discussing the shortage of mugs & plates.  I mentioned how we needed a trip to Ikea to buy some new ones.  He wasn’t keen at all.

“I can’t wait to text him later to let him know the trip is off! He’ll be over the bloody moon. He hates Ikea.  He only goes for the meatballs”.

Local Child Expert, Dr. N.O. Chance, author of ‘Getting Kids to Listen’ said:

“Too often parents jump in a revolving door of negative talk”.  “The problem is if kids don’t listen parents quickly fall into the trap of shouting. “They need to focus more on keeping a calm voice.  Ask in a reasonable tone.  Make it fun.  For example:

can you tidy your room today please?

let’s see how many mugs you can retrieve from your room.  I bet you can’t bring me out 20 plates in the next 15 minutes 

asking rather than demanding will result in a more positive outcome.  Yelling demands like “get back in that room and bring out all those bloody mugs, plates and any other shit you have in there” will just result in verbal resistance.  Chapters 7 & 8 in my book give tips on how to avoid this.

“Threats and resorting to bribes are, in my opinion a no-no” said the local child expert, father of none.

Asked for her comments, Mummy Buck a former 80’s chick laughed and asked how much this expert and father of none had coined in from writing this book.

Dippy told reporters how Mummy Buck had been nagging for days about rooms being a mess.  “It’s not like she has to sleep there.  If she doesn’t like what she sees, it’s simple – keep out”.

“All I ever hear is her voice, shouting, nagging on about bringing out mugs, plates, and any rubbish.  She’s like a record on repeat.

‘tidy your room, tidy your room, where’s all my mugs gone? blah, blah, blah…’

“I’m just glad I have headphones that block out background noise”!

“I agree with Dippy” Pippy told reporters.  Mum’s forever shouting and making wild accusations.  Anytime a mug or plate goes missing, she’s straight on our case, blaming us.  Her favourite being:

‘I bet they’re all in your bloody rooms’

She doesn’t care if we have friends over.  Nothing stops her complaining.  It’s just embarrassing”.

“Her tone is accusing.  Only directed at us, not at the younger two.  She hardly EVER blames them.  Pip-Jnr is just as bad, yet she gets away with it as she’s ‘younger’.

After long discussions with Daddy Buck, Pippy told The Daily Grief it was the pain etched on their Dad’s face, pleading with them to save him from Ikea that prompted their mass tidy.   Mummy Buck, a former 80’s chick was said to have already started about his defiance over the arrows last time would not be tolerated this time.

Dippy agreed:

“We couldn’t risk it.  Dad needed a break not a trip to Ikea.  They both agreed.

Catching up with Mummy Buck, she told us how she had been enjoying a long-overdue hot chocolate with a topping of oversized marshmallows in her treasured Ghostbusters mug.

At the time of printing, it was rumored Pippy and Dippy had also made their beds but this has yet to be confirmed.

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  1. November 15, 2017 / 12:53 am

    Ha ha This feels like a place I’ve been,though a while ago now. I soon decided the best thing was to leave my teens in charge of their rooms, and not venture in. It worked, sort of 🙂 #tweensteensbeyond

  2. November 16, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Yep, that’s teenagers for you. I’m still waiting for mine to unpack the suitcase she came home with from her half term holiday with her dad. Thankfully, no plates or mugs in there, may be the odd glass though. So pleased to here you have your treasured mug back, safe and sound #coolmumclub x

  3. November 16, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Hahaha! I do love your posts Sharon. I’m nicking this and adding it to my Buffer schedule xxx

  4. November 16, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Lol I am loving the format of these posts Sharon they really do tickle me! And oh my word you got your 80s Ghostbusters mug back you must be over the moon!

  5. November 17, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    I love a happy ending! When I get into full-blown rant mode my teens just glaze over and ask me if I can speak normally! The thing is Dr N.O. Chance and his colleagues don’t know that shouting is the end result of repeated polite requests. I am sure mine ignore me on purpose just so they can see me ping off the walls! Thanks for linking Sharon. Don’t let go of the mug! #TweensTeensBeyond

  6. November 19, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Ah it’s nice to have a good news story for once Sharon LOL! I can totally relate to this, I have lost several precious items of crockery! Brilliant article as always. Thanks so much for joining us at #TweensTeensBeyond

  7. November 20, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Brilliant! I am loving where you are going with these posts Sharon. So relatable, clever and funny. Thanks for sharing with #tweensteensbeyond

  8. November 21, 2017 / 10:50 am

    HAhahaha, brilliant so like our house except my older two are just a year younger it seems, and haven’t shocked me with the cleaning up behaviours yet, OH I CAN’T WAIT!!! #TweensTeensBeyond

  9. November 24, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    That would be news in the old house too……as for wet towels……fun post. #fridayfrolics

  10. November 25, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Ahaha, this is brilliant and I have these delights to look forward to. Although, I suspect that I might be part teenager as I suffer from phone separation anxiety if I can’t find my phone! #FridayFrolics

  11. December 1, 2017 / 12:05 am

    Haha! My sister always had loads of plates and mugs in her bedroom. I never got it – I’ve always taken dirty plates and cups to the kitchen as soon as finished and leaving them lying around seems odd to me. Thanks so much for joining us for #FridayFrolics

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