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What would your kids call the police on your for? From The Stir and hilarious!

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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Saw this in The Stir and it gave me a good laugh, thought I'd share :-)


Boy Calls Cops On Mom for Worst Reason Ever

Posted by Julie Ryan Evans
on August 18, 2011 at 10:02 AM

boy doing choresI'm not sure there's a child alive who likes to do chores, but an 11-year-old German boy voiced his dissent in an extreme manner recently when he got police involved in the matter. After his mom asked him to help clean the house, he called the emergency line and said he was being subjected to "forced labor."

That's one gutsy, and perhaps lazy, kid. According to the BBC, he told the emergency operator, "I have to work all day long. I haven't any free time." An officer asked the boy if he knew what forced labor is. He indicated that yes he did, then he put his mother on the line as instructed.

His mother told them he'd been threatening for awhile, and he finally called after being asked to pick up some paper from the floor. "He plays all day long and when told to tidy up what he's done, he calls it forced labor," she said.

Kids will probably never like chores, but as parents, we know they're important for our children to learn self-confidence, responsibility, and future skills. I'm not good at making mine do them regularly, mostly because it's easier to do the job (right) myself. I know I need to let them do them more often, however, because I don't want it to be such a big deal when they're older that they actually think it's grounds for police involvement like this boy did. I can't help but think if this woman had made him do chores consistently throughout his life, he wouldn't be so strongly opposed to them now ... or at least I hope that works.

No matter what we do, as our kids grow and become more independent, they're going to find more fault with what we do and what we ask them to do. I'm sure there are plenty of other things mine would like to report me for now, such as:

Cruel and unusual punishment in the form of making them listen to country music. I can only take so much Laurie Berkner.

Imprisonment The way my daughter howls when she's in timeout, the neighbors may actually report me for this one.

Theft I totally steal bites of their food when they're not looking. I usually get caught.

Breech of Contract Sometimes I make big promises that can't be kept. Just because I said we'd go to the park after school doesn't mean we can if there's a tsunami bearing down on us. It's still my fault for not letting them do what I said I would though.

Fraud Yes, sometimes I try to skip chapters in books, or speed up a game with a few little tweaks, and I've been known to omit some facts here and there, such as what's really in those potatoes. Sue me.

If only there was a mommy jail for such offenses (a nice plush one of course), I just might encourage them to call. I could use a little break

What would your kids call the police on you for?

by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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Mom2Just1
by Mom2boys on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM

That is funny!

Mom2Just1
by Mom2boys on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Connor tells me all the time he will call the police on me. It is always after I tellhim not do something.  

Kiwismommy19
by Diamond Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:42 PM

I totally do the "cruel and unusual punishment" one! Kyra isn't a big fan of country music, but I listen to it a LOT!

Mom2Just1
by Mom2boys on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Totally butchered that comment.  Sorry.

SkylursMomma
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM
Lol...this is cute!
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Kiwismommy19
by Diamond Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I recall, about a year ago when she was helping clean dog poop up out of the yard her asking "mom, isn't this, I don't know, illegal to make a kid pick up poop?"  Nope! Especially when she's wearing gloves and cleaning up after Her dog!

mamakenzi
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM
LOL Bella called the police on her toy phone yesterday because I "threw her baby" on the floor.
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AudrasMommy
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:39 PM

LOL  I was carrying my dd's doll by the leg to her room and she freaked out and said she was calling her Uncle Johnny (my brother, he's a cop) and he was going to put me in jail because, 'we don't carry babies like that!'

Quoting mamakenzi:

LOL Bella called the police on her toy phone yesterday because I "threw her baby" on the floor.


katiebug840204
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:44 PM
The OPs reasons are the same ones my kids would call me out on!
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Jenn8604
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:48 PM
i guess im glad that mine doesnt talk at the moment.
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