Over the weekend, I tried to reason with the pre-teen in that I told him that I would be vacuuming up the Lego myself if he couldn't be bothered to put it away properly. The carpet in there hasn't been vacuumed for about a month owing to the lake of small multicoloured bricks and assorted models strewn across it, never mind the teenager's floordrobe. It could really do with a proper clean, but baby steps I say.
Anyway, he assured me that he had tidied at least half of it on Saturday, which was a start I suppose.
Armed with my Dyson, on Monday morning I proceeded to attempt the vacuuming of the now free floor space.
When I said tidy the room, what I actually meant was put things away, not push it all underneath the furniture...