It's the same think that you have to clean underwear, there might be an "accident" in the kids room<br />
or as my mom use to say "Publishers Clearing House might show up to give us the money and what would they say if they sawa dirty room?"<br />
The whole thing is called "Mother's Logic" it does not make sense except to her
and maybe a desire to raise a son that isn't a slob
She's trying to train you to keep things where they go. When you are on your own and don't have the habit of straightening up it's easy to loose stuff. It makes you late for work.
It's her house
Hmm. All through their teen years, I wondered "what is it with teenage sons? Why do their rooms have to look like Atilla the Hun and his army just rampaged through.....<br />
My answer to you question is: when the floor is covered with many la<x>yers of unwashed clothes, food wrappers and dirty dishes, things started growing there - things that might bite the entire family. <br />
One advantage to piggy sons is that when they start yelling, "Mum, I can't find my red socks/homework/catcher's mitt", I didn't have to help them look for it. I would just tell them to clean up their rooms.
In our family, it was the dad who was the neat freak. but I don't want my house to look totally disgusting either, just a little icky on occasion.
Are you the father of said son? And husband of said mother? Then of course it's your fault. Bastid.