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(Mirror.co.uk)   Mom goes on strike, refuses to tidy up after her three daughters for six days and documents the chaos that followed on a blog to teach them a lesson   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 116
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2012-10-11 05:57:29 PM
In other news: "Bad mother is still not a good parent"
 
2012-10-11 06:19:19 PM
Yeah don't farking teach them how to care for themselves and their home environment, just enable them and facilitate their ignorance and then suddenly stop it all and publicly ridicule them when the inevitable happens.

I have seen far too many parents end up in this weird sort of competition with their kids. They're kids, they're not idiots, they simply haven't been taught yet. Great on you that you can feel better than them, too bad they got such a shiatty parent out of the deal.
 
2012-10-11 07:40:11 PM
Public humiliation is a fantastic teaching tool, apparently.

She always could have just trained them to clean up after themselves from the very beginning.
 
2012-10-11 07:47:00 PM
Uh, you did it wrong.
As my 16 year old told me 'I have to be told, or I don't think you care'. Having watched and known and been a teenager, this seems closer to the truth.
 
2012-10-11 08:02:36 PM

Barfmaker: Yeah don't farking teach them how to care for themselves and their home environment, just enable them and facilitate their ignorance and then suddenly stop it all and publicly ridicule them when the inevitable happens.

I have seen far too many parents end up in this weird sort of competition with their kids. They're kids, they're not idiots, they simply haven't been taught yet. Great on you that you can feel better than them, too bad they got such a shiatty parent out of the deal.


How many kids do you clean up after?
 
2012-10-11 08:48:56 PM
We had chores and tasks. 
 
It was a simpler time.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-11 09:02:11 PM
The 'mommy strike' ended after six days when "all three children caved" and began to blame each other for the mess.

Reads better as: After six days her children noticed the mess and started to blame each other. She told them to clean up and ended the strike.

I had to vacuum the house weekly as a kid.
 
2012-10-11 09:14:38 PM

brap: We had chores and tasks. 
 
It was a simpler time.


No kidding. I grew up with four siblings and if you weren't pulling your weight the others would come down on you.
 
2012-10-11 09:35:09 PM
Holy shiat there are angry people in this thread. How can anyone see this as a bad thing?

Come on, folks, remember when we were children? Our mother taught us to pick after ourselves. This mother was getting a bit frustrated at the lack of responsibility that her children did not have. I think the kids now have a better appreciation and will be more likely to pick up after themselves.
 
2012-10-11 09:54:21 PM

cman: I think the kids now have a better appreciation and will be more likely to pick up after themselves.


maybe for a little while. Odds are though, they'll go back to their old ways sooner or later.
 
2012-10-11 10:18:17 PM
I hate cleaning up after my own mistakes too.
 
2012-10-11 10:21:24 PM
In the Fark settings somewhere, is there a way to filter out all posts from UK news sites?

I'd be happy if I never visit a site ending with .uk again.
 
2012-10-11 10:22:21 PM
She hasn't been arrested yet for child abuse? What happened to you, British Nanny State; you used to be cool.
 
2012-10-11 10:26:44 PM
Have we reached an age of "micro-infotainment", where the influence of facebook, twitter et al have caused anything any human does to be deemed newsworthy?
 
2012-10-11 10:27:05 PM
It just occurred to me I've been on strike for a good 20 years now.
 
2012-10-11 10:27:31 PM
No

How about No!

Guess that has no meaning or value anymore.
But somebody is paying for priveledges that these kids enjoy. Phones, computers, expensive kicks, netflix.
Doesn't having those things have any value with kids?
Can't you cut everything down to basic service. Food, clean clothes, acceptable shelter, curfew.
Maybe its just not worth the hasle.
 
2012-10-11 10:27:46 PM
My wife has this same issue. And it's caused by the fact that she's asked and asked, but never made the kids clean up after themselves. She even objected when I told them to come out in the yard with me and work; "They're kids, not your slave labor". I overruled her, and got stuff done. The kids don't second-guess or talk back to me, but they walk all over her.
 
2012-10-11 10:29:19 PM
I shared a bedroom with my brother until my late teens. I always blamed him for the mess. I honestly believe he was responsible for it. Then we each got our own room and I saw how wrong I was: his room was always clean and mine was a pig sty.
 
2012-10-11 10:37:17 PM

TheDumbBlonde: Barfmaker: Yeah don't farking teach them how to care for themselves and their home environment, just enable them and facilitate their ignorance and then suddenly stop it all and publicly ridicule them when the inevitable happens.

I have seen far too many parents end up in this weird sort of competition with their kids. They're kids, they're not idiots, they simply haven't been taught yet. Great on you that you can feel better than them, too bad they got such a shiatty parent out of the deal.

How many kids do you clean up after?


AMEN!
 
2012-10-11 10:37:30 PM
There was a book about this, wasn't there?

Mom left the house and Dad and the boys gradually (and literally) became pigs.
 
2012-10-11 10:38:09 PM
This just in: Kids are lazy slobs who need to be taught how to do stuff, and parenting is hard sometimes. Film at 11.
 
2012-10-11 10:38:34 PM

GilRuiz1: She hasn't been arrested yet for child abuse? What happened to you, British Nanny State; you used to be cool.


Why would the English police care about something that happened in Canada?
 
2012-10-11 10:38:35 PM
You know what happened when I didn't clean up after myself? I got my ass beat, that's what happened. You learn pretty quickly to pick up your shiat.
 
2012-10-11 10:40:13 PM

TheDumbBlonde: Barfmaker: Yeah don't farking teach them how to care for themselves and their home environment, just enable them and facilitate their ignorance and then suddenly stop it all and publicly ridicule them when the inevitable happens.

I have seen far too many parents end up in this weird sort of competition with their kids. They're kids, they're not idiots, they simply haven't been taught yet. Great on you that you can feel better than them, too bad they got such a shiatty parent out of the deal.

How many kids do you clean up after?


None now. You?
 
2012-10-11 10:40:48 PM
Yeah.

I have a friend with a 16-year-old daughter. He refuses to do her chores for her. He figures that'll teach her to do the dishes.

Good luck finding a clean glass.

Oh, look! Flies!
 
2012-10-11 10:41:17 PM
Part of me thinks this would've lasted twice as long if it were 3 boys.
 
2012-10-11 10:41:45 PM

debug: You know what happened when I didn't clean up after myself? I got my ass beat, that's what happened. You learn pretty quickly to pick up your shiat.


You are a victim of child abuse. You should probably seek counseling.
 
2012-10-11 10:42:43 PM
What a novel idea. It's surprising that no one in the history of the internet has ever done such a blog post before. I'm sure that she offers observations that have never been made before from the perspective of a under-appreciated mother.
 
2012-10-11 10:43:27 PM
Way to publicize your failure as a parent.

Smooth...
 
2012-10-11 10:43:35 PM
Yay for the happy ending ... but I would surmise that 9 out of 10 households that tries to replicate this 'experiment' will end up backfiring.

Kids can be very stubborn if you teach them how to be from a young age.
 
2012-10-11 10:43:36 PM

TheDumbBlonde: Barfmaker: Yeah don't farking teach them how to care for themselves and their home environment, just enable them and facilitate their ignorance and then suddenly stop it all and publicly ridicule them when the inevitable happens.

I have seen far too many parents end up in this weird sort of competition with their kids. They're kids, they're not idiots, they simply haven't been taught yet. Great on you that you can feel better than them, too bad they got such a shiatty parent out of the deal.

How many kids do you clean up after?


I agree with his statement. I don't have any kids. I was a kid so I'm pretty sure I'm qualified to speak to how they ( at least one of them) thinks.
 
2012-10-11 10:44:43 PM

AssAsInAssassin: debug: You know what happened when I didn't clean up after myself? I got my ass beat, that's what happened. You learn pretty quickly to pick up your shiat.

You are a victim of child abuse. You should probably seek counseling.


Yeah, right...
 
2012-10-11 10:45:37 PM

debug: AssAsInAssassin: debug: You know what happened when I didn't clean up after myself? I got my ass beat, that's what happened. You learn pretty quickly to pick up your shiat.

You are a victim of child abuse. You should probably seek counseling.

Yeah, right...


Let me know who you talk to, as I am as well then.
 
2012-10-11 10:46:01 PM
If I went on a Daddy strike my house would look like that in a day and it wouldn't be the kidlet making the mess.

/and Sloppy Sue is mad I won't let her get a dog
 
2012-10-11 10:48:24 PM

fragMasterFlash: If I went on a Daddy strike my house would look like that in a day and it wouldn't be the kidlet making the mess.

/and Sloppy Sue is mad I won't let her get a dog


Why did you marry somebody named Sloppy Sue?

That shoulda been a tip-off.
 
2012-10-11 10:49:37 PM

CornFedIowan: There was a book about this, wasn't there?

Mom left the house and Dad and the boys gradually (and literally) became pigs.


When I was a teenager, my mom went to an art workshop for 2 weeks. (At least that's what her boyfriend called it.*) The night she returned, my brother and my dad and I created a fake mess in the dining roomand kitchen. Dishes all over the dining table with my gerbils running around on it, bags of trash heaped up, laundry lying around.

We left a note saying we went out for pizza, so please clean some plates and we'll be right back.

We gave her about 30 seconds to take it all in. Then we jumped out from the hall, cleaned up the fake mess in about 90 seconds, and...

we all went out for pizza.

*joke.
 
2012-10-11 10:49:45 PM
Now she faces cleaning-up the accumulated mess. Except for the dishes.
 
2012-10-11 10:54:44 PM

debug: You know what happened when I didn't clean up after myself? I got my ass beat, that's what happened. You learn pretty quickly to pick up your shiat.


Yeah, I don't get parents like this.

My parents followed the old school philosophy that your reward for raising children to an ambulatory age was to not have to vacuum or shovel anymore. We had regular cleaning chores that were expected to be done before any fun was had on the weekend.

When you're part of a family, you're expected to contribute and we contribute by working all week to put food on the table and a roof over your head. Cleaning the first floor on Saturday mornings is not a lot to ask as your part, young lady!
 
2012-10-11 10:57:30 PM

M0nkeyp0x: debug: AssAsInAssassin: debug: You know what happened when I didn't clean up after myself? I got my ass beat, that's what happened. You learn pretty quickly to pick up your shiat.

You are a victim of child abuse. You should probably seek counseling.

Yeah, right...

Let me know who you talk to, as I am as well then.


Aren't you glad I led you two to each other? Go ahead let it all out. You'll feel better.
 
2012-10-11 10:57:52 PM

cman: Holy shiat there are angry people in this thread. How can anyone see this as a bad thing?

Come on, folks, remember when we were children? Our mother taught us to pick after ourselves. This mother was getting a bit frustrated at the lack of responsibility that her children did not have. I think the kids now have a better appreciation and will be more likely to pick up after themselves.


It's just a publicity stunt from someone who didn't bother to raise her children from the start. Her twins are 12 and apparently don't do any chores. They don't understand washing dishes they've used. That's a comprehensive parenting failure turned VIRAL SENSATION. And it's irritating to the core of people who were taught better than that without the self-aggrandizing bullshiat.

Try this: "My dogs shiat all over the house, so I stopped cleaning up after them for a week. Then I had them eat their shiat because fark them." That person shouldn't have dogs.
 
2012-10-11 10:58:43 PM

tiamet4: Cleaning the first floor on Saturday mornings is not a lot to ask as your part, young lady!


First floor?!?! Whatever Rockefeller...
 
2012-10-11 10:59:00 PM
Yeah, that lasted 2 days.
 
2012-10-11 10:59:27 PM

tiamet4: debug: You know what happened when I didn't clean up after myself? I got my ass beat, that's what happened. You learn pretty quickly to pick up your shiat.

Yeah, I don't get parents like this.

My parents followed the old school philosophy that your reward for raising children to an ambulatory age was to not have to vacuum or shovel anymore. We had regular cleaning chores that were expected to be done before any fun was had on the weekend.

When you're part of a family, you're expected to contribute and we contribute by working all week to put food on the table and a roof over your head. Cleaning the first floor on Saturday mornings is not a lot to ask as your part, young lady!


FASCIST!
 
2012-10-11 10:59:49 PM
My roommate and I do this to each other. Problem is whoever goes on strike keeps getting used to beingy lazy.

Usually when one of us cleans one room it domino effects the rest of the house.
 
2012-10-11 11:02:13 PM

AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: debug: AssAsInAssassin: debug: You know what happened when I didn't clean up after myself? I got my ass beat, that's what happened. You learn pretty quickly to pick up your shiat.

You are a victim of child abuse. You should probably seek counseling.

Yeah, right...

Let me know who you talk to, as I am as well then.

Aren't you glad I led you two to each other? Go ahead let it all out. You'll feel better.


Not really, we apparently came from abusive childhoods and will likely just end up physically harming each other and then not cleaning our rooms out of a form of suppressed rebellion.
 
2012-10-11 11:04:21 PM

M0nkeyp0x: AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: debug: AssAsInAssassin: debug: You know what happened when I didn't clean up after myself? I got my ass beat, that's what happened. You learn pretty quickly to pick up your shiat.

You are a victim of child abuse. You should probably seek counseling.

Yeah, right...

Let me know who you talk to, as I am as well then.

Aren't you glad I led you two to each other? Go ahead let it all out. You'll feel better.

Not really, we apparently came from abusive childhoods and will likely just end up physically harming each other and then not cleaning our rooms out of a form of suppressed rebellion.


Admitting you have a proble is the first step. You're making progress.
 
2012-10-11 11:04:56 PM
*problem*

ahem...
 
2012-10-11 11:06:10 PM

AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: debug: AssAsInAssassin: debug: You know what happened when I didn't clean up after myself? I got my ass beat, that's what happened. You learn pretty quickly to pick up your shiat.

You are a victim of child abuse. You should probably seek counseling.

Yeah, right...

Let me know who you talk to, as I am as well then.

Aren't you glad I led you two to each other? Go ahead let it all out. You'll feel better.

Not really, we apparently came from abusive childhoods and will likely just end up physically harming each other and then not cleaning our rooms out of a form of suppressed rebellion.

Admitting you have a proble is the first step. You're making progress.


I won't judge you for your typo, I'll just beat my wife.
 
2012-10-11 11:09:10 PM
kids are spoiled these days. I made my own food except for sit down family dinner. Cleaned my own room/bathroom, did laundry, etc.
 
2012-10-11 11:12:10 PM

bmihura: In the Fark settings somewhere, is there a way to filter out all posts from UK news sites?

I'd be happy if I never visit a site ending with .uk again.


Protip, just look at pictures, particularly on the right side. Do not attempt to read the text.
 
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