She’s either an evil genius or just plain evil!
Yesterday I came across the story of a frustrated mother whose kids damaged her porcelain bathtub and surrounding tiles while playing with their toys. In total the kids caused $500 worth of damage so in an effort to teach them a lesson about consequences, the mom gathered her sons’ toys and put them up on eBay, complete with a picture of the distraught boys. Wow.
Okay, I’m all about teaching lessons as are many of you out there but there is something about this that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. Is it the public punishment aspect? Maybe the fact that this mom thought it was okay to photograph her kids in such a state. Sorry, that part is just gross to me.
I understand her frustration; hey I’ve been there myself. But taking a picture of my kids crying as they hold their most prized possessions just seems cruel. Punish your kids, absolutely but this seems over the top.
But what do you think? It’s GEM Debate time…
Did this mom go too far or was it an appropriate punishment for damaging the bathtub?
Weigh in everyone!!