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Officially Closed Until The Holiday: Mother Bans Her Family From Living Room Until Thanksgiving

‘Officially Closed Until Thanksgiving!’ Mother Bans Her Family From Entering The Living Room For Nearly A MONTH After Cleaning It For The Holiday

A mother resorted to extreme measures to prepare for Thanksgiving – by ‘closing’ the living room to the family nearly a month before the holiday.

Michele Keylor, 49, from Ohio, put up a handwritten note on the door on Saturday announcing that it was out of use until Thanksgiving.

The message, which her surprised 17-year-old son Nick Denbow shared on Twitter, stipulated that the room was ‘officially closed’ until November 24 after being ‘cleaned for the holidays’.


It said ‘special permission’ may be sought to use the room if strict rules are adhered to.

Nick, who was ‘surprised but amused’ by the sign, said the family is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at the house.

The high school junior, who lives with his oldest brother and his mother, told Daily Mail Online: ‘She had mentioned doing something with the living room but I didn’t expect her to “close” it…

‘We’ve just been hanging out in our bedrooms and the kitchen.’


Although he said his mother has ordered them to stay out of certain rooms before, she has ‘never gone to this extent’.

The notice, which has been liked by more than 30,000 Twitter users, read: ‘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 odor free from top to toe. 2. You are wearing freshly laundered clothing.’


It adds that under no circumstances may food or drinks be brought into the area.

Signing off, Michelle listed her titles as ‘mom, payer of the bills, chauffeur, queen of the castle, person ruining your life, bossy b***h in charge.’

The family also has two dogs which Nick said have also steered clear of the room.

‘There’s no barricade or anything to keep them out,’ he said. ‘It’s just like they know to stay out,’ he told BuzzFeed News.


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