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FML - The follow-up

Today, my nephews discovered how to trick my washing machine into starting up while the door is still open. My laundry room is now flooded, and their mom refuses to accept any responsibility for it. FML

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My laundry room has been paid for, not by their mom, but by her husband, who I've known since middle school. I guess one of the kids told him about it, and I got a text apologizing and saying he would cover it! Problem Solved!
By MisterGasMoney - / Sunday 13 April 2014 17:08 / United States - Poughkeepsie
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By  MisterGasMoney  |  23

My laundry room has been paid for, not by their mom, but by her husband, who I've known since middle school. I guess one of the kids told him about it, and I got a text apologizing and saying he would cover it! Problem Solved!

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  AnOriginalName  |  24

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  Durantye  |  24

Do tell me how a child would 'take responsibility' for possibly hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damages? I'm pretty sure no amount of 'lawn mowing' will do it. Parents are responsible for their children 150% till they turn 18. Which I doubt very seriously the nephews are 18+.

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  AnOriginalName  |  24

Paying for what? Are they now incapable of some physical labor and can't clean out the laundry room and restore the washing machine to its original settings? If the floor is damaged, it's not too difficult to learn how to replace a floor.

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  kingdomgirl94  |  24

water damage can be severe, and fun fact: even doing repairs yourself requires materials, and materials cost money. The parents should pay for damages, and punish the kids however they see fit for costing them however much money.

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  AnOriginalName  |  35

Makes sense, #9. I hear the military likes to deal with unruly recruits by putting them through harsh physical training, otherwise known as wringing them out and hanging them up to dry.

By  HeyTherexxx  |  28

They're children. They will be mischievous for a good portion of their lives, it's inevitable. Unfortunately for OP, they modeled that with her possessions. I don't think parenting has a lot to do with it. Regardless, FYL, OP. Hope this gets worked out fairly. :)

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  eLCeenor  |  28

It is irrelevant if the children will inevitably screw something up. It's still the responsibility of the parent to take responsibility for their kid, and that means paying for any mistake they make. This is a perfect opporunity to parent as well. Without consequences, the children will believe they can get away with anything.

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  HeyTherexxx  |  28

I have 4 siblings and we all turned out fine with little to no beatings. I previously read a comment saying to pepper spray kids which seems too extreme. Kids are always going to test limits. My mom is a very laid back mom, so obviously I have different views on parenting. That does not mean my kids will turn out to be little hellions. You can teach manners with or without enforcement, but they're still going to occasionally act out and cause a little trouble.

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  HeyTherexxx  |  28

Well obviously it is extreme. However, everybody has different views on parenting, and whoever had commented pepper spray was the answer, was a firm believer in it. Do you have to be so rude about that though? Calm down.

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While long-term effects of pepper spray haven't really been researched effectively, it's definitely dangerous. It's caused death in rare cases. Whoever thinks it's appropriate to pepper spray children in punishment needs serious help.

By  MisterGasMoney  |  23

My laundry room has been paid for, not by their mom, but by her husband, who I've known since middle school. I guess one of the kids told him about it, and I got a text apologizing and saying he would cover it! Problem Solved!

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  skittyskatbrat  |  23

good to know :) Parents are responsible for damages caused by their kids. It'll be interesting in ten years or so when she decides that she doesn't have to pay for the damage the kids did while driving.....

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  pjsr  |  23

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  RabbitOfAurora  |  23

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