A woman was mad when her 9-year-old refused to do the dishes, so she took away her birthday party. Now, her sister is saying she traumatized the young girl, and her daughter is outraged.
They Had Five Kids
The woman said, ‘I, 32, have 5 children.’
She Was a Stay-at-Home Mom
Her husband, who was 34, worked full-time while she stayed home with their 5 kids. At the end of the day, they were both exhausted. Unfortunately, they couldn’t afford a nanny or to take time off.
They Didn’t Have Much Money
They lived frugally in a three-bedroom townhouse and were very careful with money. They had a big family, a mortgage, and student loans to pay off. But, because of this, their kids knew the value of chores from a young age.
The Kids Had to Do Their Chores
The woman didn’t own a dishwasher, so her kids took turns to do the dishes. One Sunday, it was her 9-year-old daughter’s turn, but she kept getting distracted by her siblings. The water made her hands itch, and she wanted to play with her brothers and sisters outside.
She Kept Complaining
Of course, the woman’s daughter didn’t get the dishes done, so she said she would have to do them the next day. But days passed… her daughter never did the dishes. Instead, she watched TV and played with her siblings. The dishes started piling up, and the 9-year-old started complaining that there were too many.
They Still Weren’t Done
She told her daughter that she had to do all the dishes as a punishment for putting it off. But when Wednesday morning rolled around, they were still dirty, and the woman threatened her daughter.
She Took Away Her Birthday Party
If the dishes weren’t done by the next day, before bedtime, she was going to cancel her daughter’s birthday party. At first, her daughter got mad and cried, and then decided that she didn’t believe her mother. She washed a couple of things and then went outside to play. Thursday came, and the woman decided to follow through on her threat.
Her Daughter Was So Upset
The party was canceled! When her daughter found out, she threw a tantrum and claimed that it was unfair because she was only turning ten once. The woman told all the parents not to bring their kids over on Saturday, and instead, she made a cake for her daughter and cooked her her favorite meal. But her daughter was outraged and started picking fights with her siblings.
It Wasn’t Fair
The woman said, ‘She called her aunt (my sister) on the family landline, and my sister said that I was too harsh and I’ve traumatized my daughter.’
Had She Been Too Harsh?
Her daughter continued having tantrums and screamed at her sisters when they entered their shared bedroom. Her husband said that it was a good thing, and although she wasn’t doing her chores now, she had learned a valuable lesson. The woman wondered whether her sister was right and if she had been too harsh. She asked the internet for advice.
The Internet Chimed in
One person said, ‘Chores are a great way to teach kids responsibility and self-sufficiency, but this seems a bit much.’
Others Had Thoughts
Another commented, ‘Cancelling a party for not doing dishes is a disproportionate punishment!!’
A final reader criticized the woman, ‘It’s not your daughter’s fault that you have had more kids than you can handle.’
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