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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
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17916 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Oct 2012 at 10:14 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-11 10:49:37 PM  
4 votes:

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 10:18:17 PM  
4 votes:
I hate cleaning up after my own mistakes too.
2012-10-12 12:27:15 AM  
2 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.


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

/You just need to find acceptance
2012-10-11 10:58:43 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:57:30 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:41:45 PM  
2 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 10:22:21 PM  
2 votes:
She hasn't been arrested yet for child abuse? What happened to you, British Nanny State; you used to be cool.
2012-10-12 05:32:26 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:53:54 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:13:48 AM  
1 vote:
She should have shot the dishware.
2012-10-12 12:06:52 AM  
1 vote:

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
2012-10-11 11:37:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:36:51 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:30:07 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:26:27 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:18:49 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:46:01 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:41:17 PM  
1 vote:
Part of me thinks this would've lasted twice as long if it were 3 boys.
2012-10-11 10:40:48 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:29:19 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:27:05 PM  
1 vote:
It just occurred to me I've been on strike for a good 20 years now.
2012-10-11 10:26:44 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:35:09 PM  
1 vote:
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.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-11 09:02:11 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:57:29 PM  
1 vote:
In other news: "Bad mother is still not a good parent"
 
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