Parents have been bribing children to do their chores for years. Years! In fact, I’m willing to bet that these “youth incentive programs” have been around since the dawn of mankind. (I mean, when I was growing up, you got a couple bucks a week if you made your bed, put away your clothes, walked the dog, and helped do dishes.) But one woman took parental bribery to a whole new level when she held the family’s WiFi password hostage.
That’s right: no chores = no internet.
In a letter taped to a wall in the family’s home, Mama laid out her demands:
Today’s WiFi password can be unlocked by texting a photo of a clean kitchen to mom. Said photograph MUST contain one box of crackers…
Crackers? That’s a strange request. But I dismissed the absurdity of the demand and continued reading. (And thank goodness I did, because two words: mic drop.)
Said photograph MUST contain one box of crackers on the counter to prevent re-using any previous photos.
GEN-IUS. Why? Because Mom doesn’t just ensure the kitchen gets cleaned; Mom lets us all in on a little secret: she’s done this before!
The note then ends with a thank you and Mom’s Hunger Games-inspired blessing:
May the odds be ever in your favor.
The image, which was shared on the Life of Dad Facebook page, is hilarious, it is relatable, and parents everywhere now have a new tool in their arsenal.
However, not everyone thinks this approach is best. In fact, many commenters are complaining they would have too many devices to reset if the WiFi password was changed, rendering the “time saved” by not having to clean up after the kids a wash. One even stated, and I quote: “Do you want outrageous data overages? Because that’s how you get outrageous data overages.”
Sigh. This is why we can’t have nice things.
That said, this is all just good fun. Brilliant, comical, and entertaining fun.