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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 27
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2012-10-11 10:27:46 PM  
6 votes:
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 07:47:00 PM  
5 votes:
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 11:17:28 PM  
4 votes:
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 06:19:19 PM  
4 votes:
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 10:41:45 PM  
3 votes:

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 08:48:56 PM  
3 votes:
We had chores and tasks. 
 
It was a simpler time.
2012-10-11 07:40:11 PM  
3 votes:
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 05:57:29 PM  
3 votes:
In other news: "Bad mother is still not a good parent"
2012-10-11 10:41:17 PM  
2 votes:
Part of me thinks this would've lasted twice as long if it were 3 boys.
2012-10-11 10:27:31 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:26:44 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:21:24 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:54:21 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-12 04:03:11 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:56:56 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:56:55 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:37:42 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-11 11:30:19 PM  
1 votes:
Hmmm my mom always said work smarter not harder. So I paid a poor Mexican kid to clean my room.
2012-10-11 11:09:10 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:57:52 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:54:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:38:35 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:38:09 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:37:30 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:29:19 PM  
1 votes:
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.
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2012-10-11 09:02:11 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:02:36 PM  
1 votes:

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?
 
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