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Next time go with, "You eat even though you'll have to eat again, right?" That's how my mom handled that question. I still didn't make my bed, but at least I didn't starve myself.

A for effort. It was a noble effort, OP.

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A for effort. It was a noble effort, OP.

OP's son sounds like a future lawyer

Next time go with, "You eat even though you'll have to eat again, right?" That's how my mom handled that question. I still didn't make my bed, but at least I didn't starve myself.

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do we tie our shoes once we take them off?

Or why should I feed you if I know you're going to die anyway

@24 We never untie them.

I would tell him if he can't handle that Im not going to be able to cook for him anymore.

Say we won't make the bed, or make dinner. And that was the day I realized how much I love food. :-( On a side note, I don't know many children who make their bed at that age so good luck.

He does have a point. Point out that the toilet smells and that it splashes when it's used and that's just gross. As for the bed? Making it keeps spiders and such out of the bed. I live in Missouri. Brown recluses LOVE clothes on the floor, crumpled covers, etc. as places to hide. A flat,well-made bed just doesn't have any hiding spots for them. Rumpled beds also eat clothes, toys, homework, pencils, cell phones, etc. as they hide in the folds and fluff! Finally, sun bleaches fabric. A bed with wrinkles and sunlight on it will get light spots on the covers where they are raised and dark spots in the shadows. Go on vacation for a week with an unmade bed by the window and a dark blanket and you've got visible evidence! So there is a good reason for it. And point out that when he buys his own bed and own sheets, he can make his own decision. You bought this bed, blanket, and sheets...and you require that they be made.

Well, I'm never moving to Missouri. Good to know.

Where I live there's no creepy insects that'll try to hide in clothes/bed covers... my bed is far from the window (plus, most of the time there's not much sunlight anyway)... And till this day I have never lost anything in my bed :P

I agree with everything you said, except when younassumed she bought his bed. When i was that young, my parents wouldnt buy me an xbox or games, so i saved up and bought them. Two years later i bought my own computer, then later i biught myself a futon.

An XBox is just an entertainment device. Did you buy your own bed when you were in 3rd grade?

How is an 8 year old going to earn money to buy a bed? Unless he uses his pocket money... Then his parents paid for the bed anyway.

Losing things like toys in your bed would not happen because your bed isn't made, it happens when you don't keep track of your stuff. And as far as Sun bleached blankets go, don't let the Sun in when you're gone that long. Curtains exist for a reason, and I certainly wouldn't want people to be able to see in my room when I'm not there either.

Am I the only one that has never made his bed? I really don't see the point in it, and it just wastes time. I was never forced to by my parents anyways

I'm with you #52. My parents don't even make their bed. I didn't know it was a thing really until I saw how fancy my sisters was in high school. Not worth the effort honestly. As long as the covers are getting washed regularly I really don't see a problem.

This comment is complete crap. Really, spiders? You make your bed to avoid spiders??? Spiders have just as many hiding places in a well made bed as an un-made one. The space between the sheet and the blanket is nice and snug just the way they like it. Spiders don't crawl around and selectively pick beds that aren't made. I guess maybe that's how your parents scared you into making your bed.... I hate to break it to you, but it's complete bullshit. And really, losing stuff? Here's a bright idea... Use your bed for... SLEEPING, and do your playing, homework and eating in their designated places. Or if you aren't a complete idiot you can simply put your homework away after you're done with it..... This isn't a hard concept. Don't invent stupid reasons to convince yourself why you have to make your bed. Just do it because it looks tidy if you want it to look nice. There is literally no other reason for it, other than aesthetics.

"Most kids your age are worried that there's a monster hiding under all those wrinkles."

he chose the convinient 'his own way', u must be shocked Op.. :D

Brilliant, just brilliant

My brother makes his bed at night right before he goes to sleep...

Hahaha! Your kid is going places OP! :D Its funny but try explaining it to him in a different way...

Smart kid not gonna lie, I want a kid like that. Sucks for you though OP :(