A mom named Alice Velasquez was sick of tired of her teenage daughter’s messy bedroom and decided to come up with a brilliant, yet evil way to get her to finally keep her room clean.
Velasquez decided to put the contents of Tahlia’s entire bedroom into garbage bags and sell them individually back to her at $25.00 per bag. Here’s the catch, the only way Tahlia can earn the money to buy back her stuff is by doing chores. Check and mate.
The caption reads:
What do you do when you are DONE telling your teenage daughters to stop letting their room look like homeless people live there? You put everything (YES EVERYTHING) into plastic bags and you sell it back to them for $25 a bag (and they have to earn the money doing chores). The best part? The bags were collected as they were found in the room- random! So their $25 could buy a bag of dirty clothes, it could buy a bag of trash or it could buy their soccer gear. #MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavor
It wasn’t long before Velasquez’s post was discovered by the ruthless moms of the Internet and she quickly came under scrutiny, from being told she was too harsh and wasn’t parenting right to even being reported to social workers citing child abuse.
Now we all want to know, did her evil plan actually work? According to Velasquez, it went even better than she expected with the whole family helping out.
“YES!” wrote Velasquez on a Facebook update. “She has, and her super siblings all volunteered for extra chores to help her earn faster too… SO not only was it a lesson for my oldest daughter, but a great… family building exercise as well.”