Chore Shaming

I’ve been a parent for more than 16 years now, and I’ve learned that sometimes, you just gotta be an asshole. There’s just no way around it if you want to get your point across.

The other morning I woke up to find the Nutter Butter wrapper on the coffee table. It’s not the late night snack that gets me. I get how insignificant the infraction is in the big scheme of things. But what bugs me – and most parents of teenagers – is the lack of initiative kids have for even the most mundane things.

I know, I know. I could have just cleaned up this little mess myself and say something later. But I want my kids to know I’m just as with-it with the modern gadgets and do-dads as they are. So I took a picture of this little mess and texted it to them.