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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.
 
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
 
2012-10-12 09:00:58 AM
www.freeimagehosting.net

Marmie: Holding it down for mothers since 1868.

/this same thing happens in the book with the same result
 
2012-10-12 09:19:39 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: 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.


I'm the middle of three daughters. My older sister made sure we did what we were told, and both of us made sure my little sister didn't whine about it. My mom worked every morning and early afternoon- not full time, she was home by the time we were, but we didn't just GET allowance. We had to earn it.

Any change my dad left out or that fell out of his pockets in the closet was fair game though. Dad learned that one quickly.

Good for this mom, but she really should have been more disciplinarian from the start. Even at 12, we had nights where we cooked. And whoever cooked did the dishes- only way to be fair, since we had to clean up our own disasters.

/glad I don't have kids
 
2012-10-12 09:29:28 AM

buckler: 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.


I do a similar method. I devote just 15 mins a day to something. Sweep a floor, load/unload dishwasher, quick wipe down of the bathroom, something. I also live alone, and it works for me. Maybe once or twice a year I get the "let's scrub everything" dna wound up, and spend the entire weekend doing just that, top to bottom, washing walls, etc. I think that's left over from mom's "spring cleaning" and "fall cleaning". I judge my house by "if a complete stranger were to walk in off the street, would I be horrified for them to see my house?". As long as I can live with that, so can everyone else.
 
2012-10-12 09:34:03 AM

mcwehrle: buckler: 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.

I do a similar method. I devote just 15 mins a day to something. Sweep a floor, load/unload dishwasher, quick wipe down of the bathroom, something. I also live alone, and it works for me. Maybe once or twice a year I get the "let's scrub everything" dna wound up, and spend the entire weekend doing just that, top to bottom, washing walls, etc. I think that's left over from mom's "spring cleaning" and "fall cleaning". I judge my house by "if a complete stranger were to walk in off the street, would I be horrified for them to see my house?". As long as I can live with that, so can everyone else.


My thing is germs vs clutter. I can live with clutter- clean laundry, papers, stacks of books. My kitchen and bathroom are usually spotless. I don't do smells.
 
2012-10-12 09:47:08 AM

kiwimoogle84:

My thing is germs vs clutter. I can live with clutter- clean laundry, papers, stacks of books. My kitchen and bathroom are usually spotless. I don't do smells.


Oh, I agree completely. I didn't mean to imply I let that slide. Kitchen and both bathrooms are clean, no smellies. Even my laundry sink is scrubbed weekly. But I have to guard against clutter. I don't accumulate, but I'm bad at putting things away when I've gotten them out, or I'll take off earrings and leave them on an endtable, etc. And stuff like dusting the guest bedroom, etc, can get forgotten quickly when you live alone. But I've mentioned here before my OCD with my kitchen counters. I wipe them down several times a day when I'm home. Like, every hour. I'm very, very strange.....
 
2012-10-12 10:00:21 AM
mcwehrle
kiwimoogle84:

My thing is germs vs clutter. I can live with clutter- clean laundry, papers, stacks of books. My kitchen and bathroom are usually spotless. I don't do smells.

Oh, I agree completely. I didn't mean to imply I let that slide. Kitchen and both bathrooms are clean, no smellies. Even my laundry sink is scrubbed weekly. But I have to guard against clutter. I don't accumulate, but I'm bad at putting things away when I've gotten them out, or I'll take off earrings and leave them on an endtable, etc. And stuff like dusting the guest bedroom, etc, can get forgotten quickly when you live alone. But I've mentioned here before my OCD with my kitchen counters. I wipe them down several times a day when I'm home. Like, every hour. I'm very, very strange.....


I have this problem with hair pins. I wear my hair pinned in several different ways, but every day. At night when we're watching a movie or something I'll pull them out and toss them on the counter or coffee table. Mister Kiwi says he finds them EVERYWHERE.
 
2012-10-12 10:18:03 AM

kiwimoogle84: I'm the middle of three daughters. My older sister made sure we did what we were told, and both of us made sure my little sister didn't whine about it. My mom worked every morning and early afternoon- not full time, she was home by the time we were, but we didn't just GET allowance. We had to earn it.


My mother basically raised all five of us children and got us through college, then she went back to college herself and got a masters degree, went on the teach at colleges and later became an assistant Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of New York.

/GOD I love my mother
 
2012-10-12 10:38:02 AM
My ex husband was raised with a maid. I tried joking with his mother once, that he refused to even try to learn how a washing machine worked. She asked me, "Why on earth would he need to know that??"

His second wife is a darling, but as hopeless with housework as he is and they have 3 kids. His front door usually won't even open all the way, because of crap on the floor. The only good side effect is that when our 12 y/o does a half-ass job on his chores, I remind him that he has the option of living with dad and sharing a room with his 2 little brothers full-time, and wouldn't that be fun?
 
2012-10-12 10:44:42 AM
So lazy mom let's house get messy and takes pictures? Stop the woe is me and have your kids help you clean already. geez.
 
2012-10-12 11:13:28 AM
Kids can be real pieces of shiat. They can't help it though, their brains are not fully developed and they haven't learned compassion. We have to ride our kids non-stop to pick up after themselves. It is NOT in their nature to just do it.

For us the hardest part isn't just doing the work, it is teaching them to do it. How to do it, and how to WANT to do it. We seriously need help getting this point into their tiny little minds. If they could just clean up after themselves, there is no HUGE mess to clean. We get tired of reminding them, but I am NOT going to follow them around with a rag, broom and dustpan. They are fully functional human beings that are capable of cleaning up.

When we get fed up with the shiat they leave out, guess what, they get 15 minutes to put it away, or it goes in the trash. I will be damned if I pamper their asses to the point they never want to move out. I want there to be just the right amount of discomfort that they can't wait to get their own place.

/love my kids though
 
2012-10-12 11:32:08 AM

rogue_L_chick: My ex husband was raised with a maid. I tried joking with his mother once, that he refused to even try to learn how a washing machine worked. She asked me, "Why on earth would he need to know that??"

His second wife is a darling, but as hopeless with housework as he is and they have 3 kids. His front door usually won't even open all the way, because of crap on the floor. The only good side effect is that when our 12 y/o does a half-ass job on his chores, I remind him that he has the option of living with dad and sharing a room with his 2 little brothers full-time, and wouldn't that be fun?


Whoah. That's frightening.

Everyone should have basic life skills like cooking, cleaning, laundry, and generally not living in a pigsty.

Housework isn't even a skill. It's called putting your crap away.

And honestly, if those kids were taught to always just at least RINSE the dishes before piling them into the sink, that's half the battle right there.
 
2012-10-12 11:39:23 AM
It's pretty obvious from the comments that a lot of people here don't have kids.

It's also pretty obvious that the mom should have never let it come to this. And the dad is not without blame either, but just because he's away for a weekend in this story doesn't mean he's a good or bad guy - he's just irrelevant. There's not enough information to make a judgement.

What is relevant though is that these kids are old enough to clean up after themselves and for whatever reason the parenting wasn't up to par. But this mom did a good thing - she changed. She took a stand. You can criticize her methods all you want but she was smart enough to say a) this isn't working and b) something drastic needs to happen to make the kids realize things are going to change. Also, throw in a c) she didn't beat them or get drunk and leave them at a bar and end up on Fark for different reasons.

My wife and I have three kids - a 5 year old and 15 month-old twins. It is incredible how fast three kids of any age can destroy a house. Left without guidance - for example, if you have to go drop a deuce and you're home alone with them - the twins can destroy a room they are in within minutes. I have literally seen my living room go from completely neat and clean to having every toy in the toy box emptied in under two minutes. This includes opening the duplos and spreading them everywhere.

What is also interesting is that even at 15 months kids WILL help clean up - you just have to make it a game. Our twins (moreso the one that walks and less so the one who is crawling) will see us cleaning and we sing the cleanup song and they copy us and put toys away - not a lot, and not for very long, but they are learning that clean-up is something they can do.
 
2012-10-12 11:43:01 AM

kiwimoogle84: mcwehrle
kiwimoogle84:

My thing is germs vs clutter. I can live with clutter- clean laundry, papers, stacks of books. My kitchen and bathroom are usually spotless. I don't do smells.

Oh, I agree completely. I didn't mean to imply I let that slide. Kitchen and both bathrooms are clean, no smellies. Even my laundry sink is scrubbed weekly. But I have to guard against clutter. I don't accumulate, but I'm bad at putting things away when I've gotten them out, or I'll take off earrings and leave them on an endtable, etc. And stuff like dusting the guest bedroom, etc, can get forgotten quickly when you live alone. But I've mentioned here before my OCD with my kitchen counters. I wipe them down several times a day when I'm home. Like, every hour. I'm very, very strange.....

I have this problem with hair pins. I wear my hair pinned in several different ways, but every day. At night when we're watching a movie or something I'll pull them out and toss them on the counter or coffee table. Mister Kiwi says he finds them EVERYWHERE.


Earrings, hair ties, hair pins....yup indeed. I also have a terrible habit of removing my socks while watching tv, and leaving them under the coffee table. Nothing really bad, but if you don't keep it picked up, it soon will be. So I do the once through every night when I get home, and give myself 15 mins to deal with something. Keeps the chaos very manageable.
 
2012-10-12 03:04:37 PM

ZAZ: 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.


Garbage (collected from each room and out to the curb) and cat box here. Dishes every other day, then every third when little brother was old enough to help with that. And of course, picking up my own crap, which was a given.
 
2012-10-12 05:29:23 PM

mcwehrle: buckler: 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.

I do a similar method. I devote just 15 mins a day to something. Sweep a floor, load/unload dishwasher, quick wipe down of the bathroom, something. I also live alone, and it works for me. Maybe once or twice a year I get the "let's scrub everything" dna wound up, and spend the entire weekend doing just that, top to bottom, washing walls, etc. I think that's left over from mom's "spring cleaning" and "fall cleaning". I judge my house by "if a complete stranger were to walk in off the street, would I be horrified for them to see my house?". As long as I can live with that, so can everyone else.


My test: if someone needed an ambulance, would I clean before calling 911?
 
2012-10-12 06:22:54 PM

namegoeshere:

My test: if someone needed an ambulance, would I clean before calling 911?


'zactly.
 
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