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By cl3v3l4nd5t34m3r - / Monday 4 June 2012 20:34 / United States - Geneva
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By  BeccaHugs  |  17

I learned a long time ago that when your mom tells you to do the dishes (or any kind of chore), you should just not argue and do the dishes. Saves your ass from shit like this man. Anyway, I hope you get un-grounded before the end of summer!

By  Mirorbo  |  26

Your Mom is an absolute child for blaming you, especially since she really didn't see you do it. I'm willing to wager that she did it herself, which makes her even more childish. And guys? Some families put WAY too many chores on their kids and just sit around all day while the kid does all the work. That's how it was with me. As soon as I moved out, the place went to absolute shit because my fatass Mom refused to get up and clean anything herself. She'd gotten used to me doing everything instead. It's fine to teach responsibility. But it gets to be a little sad when the kids are contributing more to the household cleanliness than the home owners themselves by a huge margin.

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By  BeccaHugs  |  17

I learned a long time ago that when your mom tells you to do the dishes (or any kind of chore), you should just not argue and do the dishes. Saves your ass from shit like this man. Anyway, I hope you get un-grounded before the end of summer!

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  chemchic  |  7

Chores, although annoying, are used for training for being on your own. If you don't learn now I would advise always buying plasticware as your dish cleaning skills would be severely undeveloped.

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Who knows exactly what the argument over the chores was. It could be almost anything. It could be that he wants gloves for doing the dishes because the dish soap irritates his skin, but she won't get him any. Or she wants him to come home at lunch to let the dog out, but he has basketball practice at lunch. Who knows what it was.

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  kyleekay  |  24

11- From my own experience when I was a teenager, and from seeing my friends get into trouble for stuff like this, the teenager is usually wrong and throwing a hissy fit over nothing.

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  BunchieRules  |  31

42 - If mom lied and told dad OP did it, then I'm pretty sure she did it and is trying to cover for herself. In any case, OP's mom will probably make OP clean up the egg mess. :/

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  BunchieRules  |  31

7 - I agree. Chores are worthwhile in the long run, especially since they prepare OP for living as a bachelor. OP: You may have won the battle of the chores, but the war of the house has only just begun.

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  simonsaysYDI  |  8

74 - Right... when you think scrubbing toilets is relaxing then post about it. Laundry is the easiest excuse for a chore you spend over an hour doing whatever you want ._. -press buttons, wait 30min, press more buttons, wait an hour, spend 10min folding-

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  ThisIsMyReign  |  4

Ahh the chore battle between child and parent. OP quit complaining your still young ( unless you're a adult and if so again shut up) life gets harder. Chores are a blissful word to this demented world.

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  your_face  |  15

20 - that's usually the case. But then, usually, the mothers I know don't get revenge by blaming their children for egging the house. Maybe OP's mom really is unreasonable.

By  tellithowitis  |  13

You should help out around the house. It is the least you can do considering you don't have to pay the bills or anything. If its that bad you should move out as soon as possible...

By  alpaquette91  |  9

Ah some people shouldn't have kids!!! Like immature mothers like yours op!

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  kyleekay  |  24

I think OP was more immature here. Do what's asked of you when you're living at home. It's really not that difficult. Yes, chores suck, and I hate doing them to this very day, but it's better than throwing a temper tantrum and getting grounded.

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  forever_born  |  6

39- I agree with you but you should probably pay more attention since none sense makes no sense. :) but teachers who don't like kia shouldn't have became teachers.

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  alpaquette91  |  9

39. Lol that's how my teacher was! And 21. Are you fucking serious the op's mother could have gone to her husband and figured out a punishment not spitefully planned a way to make ops father mad at her .... Yeah she didn't do her chore but ... Most kids don't do chores when asked and parents punish them in more appropriate ways.

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  kyleekay  |  24

21- Yes I'm "fucking" serious, hence why I posted the comment. If OP doesn't want to respect the rules, why should mom respect OP? There's a lesson to be learned here- you reap what you sow, and OP was obviously not being respectful or reasonable. The end result was the same- OP got grounded. Mom just had a bit of fun with it. And just to be clear, I was a brat as a teenager sometimes too. It happens, and OP will get over it, just like I did. I think this particular punishment will be something to laugh about someday, at the very least.

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  Bladian  |  5

So because someone doesn't respect you, you're suppose to disrespect them? How fucking backwards is that? Have you not heard of killing someone with kindness? Honestly now.

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  kyleekay  |  24

I'm not saying fighting fire with fire is always reasonable. But in this situation, when OP was going to get punished anyway, I don't think mom did anything too terribly wrong here. I'm really not trying to get into an argument. This story made me chuckle, that's all. Do we really need to turn it into a huge debate?

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  Mommyof2_91  |  10

The mom wasn't just disrespecting OP, but The house also. Its the mothers job to be more mature, she's setting an example and not a good one. Its lazy and immature to fight over chores, but more immature to egg a house and then blame somebody else, especially your own house and kid. She should have punished him by not allowing him to go anywhere until his chores were done and then some extra things around the house. By doing what she did shes giving her son the impression that it's ok to do something wrong when your mad and blame the other person of doing it.

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  hatesfate  |  6

66 - since the OP said they had "stormed out" one would assume mommie dearest had said he couldn't leave until he finished his chores... That didn't work so she found an alternative solution...

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  Mommyof2_91  |  10

I wouldn't assume that storming out meant the mother said he couldn't leave. I've seen plenty of people storm out without that being the case. But anyways, let's say you're right in this case. If OP is that disrespectful maybe the mother should confiscate his keys( if he has a vehicle) and his phone. Until he shows respect he doesn't get either of them back.. Also, don't allow him internet access for anything other than school work. So, back to my main point, there are other ways to punish than acting like a child and egging your house because your angry.

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  StoryOfTheYear  |  13

83- I feel sorry for your kids of you ever have any. With logic like that I'll be surprised if you even get married. "My girlfriend dared to go to the movies with her friends instead of me? I'm going to freeze cotton balls to her entire car." That'll teach her to respect my authoritah.

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  owo_fml  |  9

5-if OP's mother didn't have kids, OP wouldn't exist... And I would say his life would be significantly worse than missing a summer (at most.. OP's dad could forgive him)

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  hatesfate  |  6

130- I feel sorry for your kids if you're the one that teaches them to read. I, in no way stated that I condone or supported the OPs mother, just that she found an alternative solution.

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  StoryOfTheYear  |  13

158- We can very obviously see she found an alternative solution. That is why the FML got published. What is the point in pointing that out at all, especially in response to someone saying the mother did something extremely immature and unnecessary. The only possible thing you could be doing is segueing against what they had said. Stop trying to cover your ass with a load of bull.

By  Mirorbo  |  26

Your Mom is an absolute child for blaming you, especially since she really didn't see you do it. I'm willing to wager that she did it herself, which makes her even more childish. And guys? Some families put WAY too many chores on their kids and just sit around all day while the kid does all the work. That's how it was with me. As soon as I moved out, the place went to absolute shit because my fatass Mom refused to get up and clean anything herself. She'd gotten used to me doing everything instead. It's fine to teach responsibility. But it gets to be a little sad when the kids are contributing more to the household cleanliness than the home owners themselves by a huge margin.

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  SuaSponte  |  1

Why the hell did you write all that?

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  Mirorbo  |  26

Because I am capable of writing a lot in a short period of time and some people are also capable of reading more than 1 line of text without getting bored.

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  Mirorbo  |  26

Same here. Grit my teeth and went through the entire thing for 8 years of my life. I find it quite gratifying to know how much I was needed so much in that house.

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  hatesfate  |  6

I find it more sad that the home owners kids are inconsiderate brats and forget the reason why they have chores and things to clean is because their parents are able to pay the bills to the house...

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  KingCeltic77  |  18

I know what you mean. My dad thinks I'm his personal servant. But do my sisters do anything? Hell no! I do their chores too, because they know if they don't do them, my dad will just make me do them.

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  kyleekay  |  24

I'm not saying it was mature, it was just a funny situation. It's something OP will probably laugh at in the future, versus thinking the mom was just super strict and mean.

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It's really not that difficult. "storming out" only reiterates the fact that OP has a little more growing up to do. He'll need the discipline later at his own place when his floor is covered in dirty clothes and the dishes are in the sink...no one to blame it on then :/

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