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2012-10-11 11:12:16 PM

M0nkeyp0x: 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.


Think about the children!

/I'm implying you should beat your children.
//Especially if they don't do the dishes.
 
2012-10-11 11:12:58 PM
I had the opposite problem. My parents (mostly my mother) didn't give a shiat if the house was clean or not, so I grew up thinking it was perfectly okay to live in a house with clothes scattered everywhere, mouldy dishes piled in the sink, and work spaces cluttered with crap. It would be nasty for 4-6 months, then someone would go on a cleaning tirade and scream at everyone until the house was cleaned, the it would eventually decay back into filth.
 
2012-10-11 11:14:09 PM

DeadGeek: 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.


Same here, although it is a struggle sometimes to override my wife's programming.

Women make terrible mothers...
 
2012-10-11 11:14:49 PM

DarthBart: I had the opposite problem. My parents (mostly my mother) didn't give a shiat if the house was clean or not, so I grew up thinking it was perfectly okay to live in a house with clothes scattered everywhere, mouldy dishes piled in the sink, and work spaces cluttered with crap. It would be nasty for 4-6 months, then someone would go on a cleaning tirade and scream at everyone until the house was cleaned, the it would eventually decay back into filth.


Mom?
 
2012-10-11 11:17:28 PM
I guess none of you read the blog. She explains that the children have been raised doing chores. She just got tired of yelling and begging them to do their part.
 
2012-10-11 11:18:49 PM

AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: 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.

Think about the children!

/I'm implying you should beat your children.
//Especially if they don't do the dishes.


I always think about the children while beating my wife, gives me the energy to keep going.
 
2012-10-11 11:26:27 PM

M0nkeyp0x: AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: 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.

Think about the children!

/I'm implying you should beat your children.
//Especially if they don't do the dishes.

I always think about the children while beating my wife, gives me the energy to keep going.


I always think about your children when beating my...

Never mind.
 
2012-10-11 11:28:06 PM
My daughter isn't even 3 yet, and she has daily chores and is required to clean up after herself after dinner.
 
2012-10-11 11:28:14 PM
Lady, if you wanted a clean house with minimal effort you should have thought of that before having three kids.
 
2012-10-11 11:28:58 PM

AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: 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.

Think about the children!

/I'm implying you should beat your children.
//Especially if they don't do the dishes.

I always think about the children while beating my wife, gives me the energy to keep going.

I always think about your children when beating my...

Never mind.


Well those are still in me, but thanks for thinking about my testicles when you jerk it!
 
2012-10-11 11:30:07 PM

AliasSally: I guess none of you read the blog. She explains that the children have been raised doing chores. She just got tired of yelling and begging them to do their part.


Which is why ass beating is so much more effective than "timeout". The yelling and begging should be coming from the kids as they are being beaten.
 
2012-10-11 11:30:19 PM
Hmmm my mom always said work smarter not harder. So I paid a poor Mexican kid to clean my room.
 
2012-10-11 11:36:51 PM

Barfmaker: 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?


Killing all your children seems kind of excessive.
 
2012-10-11 11:37:20 PM

M0nkeyp0x: AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: 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.

Think about the children!

/I'm implying you should beat your children.
//Especially if they don't do the dishes.

I always think about the children while beating my wife, gives me the energy to keep going.

I always think about your children when beating my...

Never mind.

Well those are still in me, but thanks for thinking about my testicles when you jerk it!


Can we talk about something else now?
 
2012-10-11 11:41:05 PM

AliasSally: I guess none of you read the blog. She explains that the children have been raised doing chores. She just got tired of yelling and begging them to do their part.


Yeah... like we said... parenting fail.
 
2012-10-11 11:43:59 PM
Bad parent is bad parent. News at 11.

You gotta set early expectations and be consistent. Our daughters are 13 and 15. They do their own laundry, share the work with dishes, cook meals (when they want something they know they will have to cook it). The list goes on. And no, they don't get an allowance for all this. These are expectations.

The bonus in setting higher expectations for your kids is it allows extra time to play video games, waste time here on Fark, and drink.
 
2012-10-11 11:48:18 PM

powhound: Bad parent is bad parent. News at 11.

You gotta set early expectations and be consistent. Our daughters are 13 and 15. They do their own laundry, share the work with dishes, cook meals (when they want something they know they will have to cook it). The list goes on. And no, they don't get an allowance for all this. These are expectations.

The bonus in setting higher expectations for your kids is it allows extra time to play video games, waste time here on Fark, and drink.


Uhhh... your 13 year old shouldn't be drinking.
 
2012-10-11 11:48:33 PM
Yeah I remember this episode of the Brady Bunch. Don't think Carol had Facebook, though. Maybe Alice did but I think she was on vacation. Cutting edge stuff, anyway.
 
2012-10-11 11:49:22 PM

AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: AssAsInAssassin: M0nkeyp0x: 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.

Think about the children!

/I'm implying you should beat your children.
//Especially if they don't do the dishes.

I always think about the children while beating my wife, gives me the energy to keep going.

I always think about your children when beating my...

Never mind.

Well those are still in me, but thanks for thinking about my testicles when you jerk it!

Can we talk about something else now?


Well, my wife is three months pregnant with our first child. So I guess you could think about her stomach.
 
2012-10-11 11:50:44 PM
My parents tried to do this with my siblings and me several times. They thought if they let the house get too messy we would see how careless and irresponsible we were and spontaneously start keeping everything clean, or something.

It might even have worked, except the furthest they made it before cracking, and either hostilely ordering us to pick up our mess (after swearing seven ways to God that they wouldn't), or cleaning it up themselves, was maybe 40 hours.
 
2012-10-12 12:02:49 AM

cman: How can anyone see this as a bad thing?


The fact that she had to go on strike in the first place is a sign that she doesn't bother to teach her children responsibility. Instead, she just facilitates their lazy lifestyle. This is further evidenced by the accumulated mess. If her children had been raised properly, they'd understand that they need to contribute to the household and clean up after themselves. I'd even go so far as to suggest that the children should not only clean up after themselves, but also should have additional responsibilities Vis-à-vis chores.

Furthermore, she bemoans her children for blaming each other for the mess. Yet she is perfectly fine blaming her children for their messy behavior when she hasn't made any effort to teach them otherwise. Like her children, she is projecting her failures onto others.

/Hope that clears up your confusion.
 
2012-10-12 12:04:04 AM
During the week we try to keep the mess to a tolerable level. On Saturday my kids wake up early and haul ass trying to finish everything on my to-do list because that's when the xbox comes out and they get to spend most of the day playing. They're ages 10, 9 and 7. Our system works great for me...Saturday mornings I kick back in the recliner with my cocoa and watch my house transform. I even get my car "detailed".
 
2012-10-12 12:06:52 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: powhound: Bad parent is bad parent. News at 11.

You gotta set early expectations and be consistent. Our daughters are 13 and 15. They do their own laundry, share the work with dishes, cook meals (when they want something they know they will have to cook it). The list goes on. And no, they don't get an allowance for all this. These are expectations.

The bonus in setting higher expectations for your kids is it allows extra time to play video games, waste time here on Fark, and drink.

Uhhh... your 13 year old shouldn't be drinking.


She's not. The 15 year old is drunk as hell though....I'm preparing to transition her from milk to milk and cocoa
 
2012-10-12 12:13:48 AM
She should have shot the dishware.
 
2012-10-12 12:15:43 AM

OtherLittleGuy: She should have shot the dishware.


The dishes are DONE, man!
 
2012-10-12 12:17:33 AM

AliasSally: I guess none of you read the blog. She explains that the children have been raised doing chores. She just got tired of yelling and begging them to do their part.


Well that is her problem right there. Yelling accomplishes nothing and kids are pretty much immune to parents begging them to do work.

Around here if you like using the computer, watching tv, playing outside, relaxing with a book, etc then you better do your chores. Hope you like sitting and staring at a wall because that is all you will be doing until your chores are done.

Still refuse to do your chores and begin to pissing me off? Then we have a thing called "mean mommy time". This is when I wake your ass up at 6:00am on a Saturday and force you to go to the farmers market with me and then spend a rousing afternoon at garage sales. And if you have really pissed me off by having a crap attitude on top of it, I will drag you someplace where we will are bound to see a pack of your friends. I will make sure to stop, say hi and have conversations with each and every last one of them.

Yeah, do that to a pre-teen boy once and you will never have to ask him repeatedly to bring up the garbage cans, empty the dishwasher or pick-up his room.
 
2012-10-12 12:27:15 AM

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.


i2.ytimg.com
"This is what you get in my house when you spill paint in the garage!" (Pops, NSFW) 

/You just need to find acceptance
 
2012-10-12 12:35:19 AM

ZuZu: AliasSally: I guess none of you read the blog. She explains that the children have been raised doing chores. She just got tired of yelling and begging them to do their part.

Well that is her problem right there. Yelling accomplishes nothing and kids are pretty much immune to parents begging them to do work.

Around here if you like using the computer, watching tv, playing outside, relaxing with a book, etc then you better do your chores. Hope you like sitting and staring at a wall because that is all you will be doing until your chores are done.

Still refuse to do your chores and begin to pissing me off? Then we have a thing called "mean mommy time". This is when I wake your ass up at 6:00am on a Saturday and force you to go to the farmers market with me and then spend a rousing afternoon at garage sales. And if you have really pissed me off by having a crap attitude on top of it, I will drag you someplace where we will are bound to see a pack of your friends. I will make sure to stop, say hi and have conversations with each and every last one of them.

Yeah, do that to a pre-teen boy once and you will never have to ask him repeatedly to bring up the garbage cans, empty the dishwasher or pick-up his room.


As I was reading that... I got a little wadded up and looked around to make sure my place was clean.

Deep breath.....
 
2012-10-12 12:37:42 AM

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?


Yeah TDB, keep telling yourself that this was the correct thing to do and that she didn't fail as a parent from the very beginning.

The amount of children ultimately does not matter if you teach your children to pick up after themselves from the very beginning. If you give in every single day and clean the entire house yourself, including all their messes, then of course they're not going to lift a finger to help out. And if you suddenly snap and freak out all over your kids one day and blast them in front of the entire world, well then the joke is on you. At least for those of us who aren't bad and/or lazy ass parents.

You failed to teach your children then humiliated them for your failure as a parent.
Excellent job, mom.
 
2012-10-12 12:42:15 AM

DarthBart: I had the opposite problem. My parents (mostly my mother) didn't give a shiat if the house was clean or not, so I grew up thinking it was perfectly okay to live in a house with clothes scattered everywhere, mouldy dishes piled in the sink, and work spaces cluttered with crap. It would be nasty for 4-6 months, then someone would go on a cleaning tirade and scream at everyone until the house was cleaned, the it would eventually decay back into filth.


Sadly, that's similar to the way i work. I'm a "threshold" cleaner. I let entropy have its way until I just can't stand it any more, then go on a cleaning rampage until everything is sparkly and neat, then repeat the cycle. I've been trying a new thing, though...what I call the "just one thing" approach. Whenever I leave a room, I improve just one thing about it. Living alone, it eventually leads to a constantly clean place, though it may start off slowly. It seems to work well, and satisfies the lazy bastard in me.
 
2012-10-12 12:48:00 AM

brap: We had chores and tasks.

It was a simpler time.

 
2012-10-12 12:52:56 AM
So many perfect parents in this thread.
It's truly refreshing.
 
2012-10-12 12:53:54 AM
My brother and I knew that if we didn't get the dishes done by the time my father stumbled home drunk, then we were in for a night of ass raping.
 
2012-10-12 12:54:02 AM
No comments on TFA? People sure are keeping it clean.

/"awe muffin" is my new favorite pet name
 
2012-10-12 12:57:45 AM
One of the kids is having trouble dealing with dirty dishes?
Girl, don't you ever have a baby.
 
2012-10-12 12:58:45 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: 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.


But if it's from the Austrian part of the British Empire, only look at the pictures on the top.
 
2012-10-12 01:04:32 AM
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! Having kids is HAAAARD!!! WAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

fark you biatch. I've been raising my two girls, who I already know are causing more messes than I am, but guess what?!?! I'm a farking FATHER! I have children and, until they are raised properly and out of the house, it's about THEM!

God, I hate these lazy ass parents giving excuses instead of apologies and fixing the problems.
 
2012-10-12 01:15:40 AM

ReverendJasen: So many perfect parents in this thread.
It's truly refreshing.


We're not the ones proudly advertising our parenting failures for the entire world to see.
 
2012-10-12 01:38:09 AM
Makes me think of the time Aunt Bea went to Mt. Pilot for a few days and the house was clean when she got back. Andy & Opie had to mess it up so she felt needed.
 
2012-10-12 01:56:55 AM
I helped my mother with cleaning since I was a kid. The rest of my family are/were pigs. You don't have to be taught cleanliness, you either have compassion or you don't. I could never sit there and watch someone clean the table of all the dishes and not move.

You can't teach class.
 
2012-10-12 02:08:45 AM
Thanks vasectomy! I can't imagine how messy this place would be with kids.

/Slob
 
2012-10-12 02:21:49 AM

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.


Yeah! She should raise some hell with her daughters' teachers for neglecting their duties.
 
2012-10-12 02:56:56 AM

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 her fault her kids rely on her to clean.
 
2012-10-12 03:47:37 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: We're not the ones proudly advertising our parenting failures for the entire world to see.


Just proudly pointing out what you think others are doing wrong. Rather arrogantly.
 
2012-10-12 04:03:11 AM

ReverendJasen: Pray 4 Mojo: We're not the ones proudly advertising our parenting failures for the entire world to see.

Just proudly pointing out what you think others are doing wrong. Rather arrogantly.


Yes... yes I am.

However... I don't see why it's arrogant. I didn't walk into her home uninvited and critique her parenting... and I never claimed I was a better parent.
 
2012-10-12 04:32:01 AM
There's really not much to say, and normally I am the first one to be upset when a child is being shamed.

Just seems to me like a story where a woman thought saying, "I need help," wouldn't be loud enough so she showed and documented the help she needed.

Pretty normal in families. People fall apart and we contain them.

You could make the argument that children shouldn't have to see themselves as peers with their parents and shouldn't be burdened with containing the emotions of the mother.

I'm very ambivalent on how I feel about that.

That last argument is not about whether the children should have been picking up after themselves or not-more to the emotional question of whether they should see their mother's pain and pick up after themselves as a result of that.

I think it's valid, but the mother does sound like she runs the risk of being OCD about cleaning (demanding perfection or wanting nothing at all). She mentioned in the blog using half a bottle of bleach and two of pine-sol for the big clean up. Struck me as a lot of chemicals.

Anyhow . . . again, no strong feelings this time. Was pretty non-eventful as far as these types of stories go.
 
2012-10-12 05:18:16 AM

DeadGeek: "They're kids, not your slave labor". I overruled her, and got stuff done.


I don't think her argument was that slavery doesn't get shiat done. You may have missed the point.
 
2012-10-12 05:32:26 AM

profplump: DeadGeek: "They're kids, not your slave labor". I overruled her, and got stuff done.

I don't think her argument was that slavery doesn't get shiat done. You may have missed the point.


Yeah... it was a pretty damn productive system.
 
2012-10-12 08:16:00 AM
I blame Paris Hilton.
I have teenage daughters and can pinpoint the exact moment girls thought being cute, in our modern interwebs world, could get them everything and anything. That was her, in all her horrid glory.
 
2012-10-12 08:33:22 AM
After 6 days.
www.clevescene.com
 
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