Kid vs. Mom. Kid: 0, Mom: 2

mom kidIt seems that the continuing battle between parents and kids over game time is alive and well.

For your consideration: a 13-year-old boy in Virginia decided that it was a good idea to break the family vacuum cleaner in order to get out of his chores around the house and play video games. Not so fast whippersnapper. It looks like your mom won this round.

She has decided to sell her kid’s Xbox 360 on eBay. But the story continues. It turns out that while his mom was going through his computer, she checked out the cookies and found that her innocent little boy was frequently checking out porn sites. So she decided to hack into his My Space page. The mom talks about the incident and states:

"My 13 year old managed to break the vacuum….thinking it would release him from that duty. He also has a list of other chores that were TYPED up for him to do Friday afternoon….one thing on the list was done…mind you these are simple things…empty the trash, clean your room, etc.

"Then I go thru the cookies on his computer and find out he has been checking out porn sites. Now there is a password so he can’t even get on and his my-space page has a picture of snoopy on it now. Apparently I’m the meanest mom in the world, were his words.

"I’m a single mom. I can’t let them walk over me or I might never get up ."

On the eBay ad she says:

"Yes I am the mean mom who is selling her sons XBOX and games to replace the vaccum he broke but also to teach him a lesson that things cost money, and you should respect your parents. He can do his chores (that still remains on the kitchen table typed very neatly) now knowing that the money he earns will go towards something he bought…and maybe that might make him respect alittle bit more….this is something that has been three weeks coming, he has had numerous changes to get a better attitude…but when I found the porn on his computer that was it…so here we are: Let’s bid."

So far the ad has generated 15 bids and the high offer for the Xbox 360 and games is up to $410 at the time of this writing.

Now as a gamer, I can understand the guy’s frustration at not being able to play his games. But breaking the household vacuum cleaner isn’t exactly what I would call a smart move on his part. Sure, all of us want to play our games, but there is also the reality of having to do things that maybe aren’t as fun to do such as chores, school, and maybe even our jobs.

As one sage once put it, "Live to game. Don’t game to live." Or to put it in other words, "Don’t break the vacuum cleaner…"

[via gizmodo and eBay]


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